Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 3/3/13
The newfound friendship between Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un is almost too strange for words. That’s why it was perfect for Saturday Night Live to tackle the courtship on Weekend Update. “Rodman” and “Jong Un” sat with Seth Meyers and discussed the former NBA star’s trip to North Korea. “Rodman” and “Jong Un” compared their friendship to Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan in Rush Hour, Mark Wahlberg and his teddy bear in Ted and Luke Skywalker and Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back. Rodman traveled to North Korea for a sports diplomacy tour filmed by HBO. The five-time NBA Champion traveled to the foreign country with three members of the Harlem Globetrotters. The diplomacy tour appears to be working since the Hall of Famer called Jong Un a “friend for life.” Who would have guessed that Rodman was all it would take to find a bond between the United States and North Korea? Check out SNL’s spoof of the Rodman-Jong Un pairing in the video below. document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-6548498dafb68cb8fac7739fcf397ca0').submit(); Photo of the Day Is this a Jay Bilas pregame ritual? Photo via Twitter/@JayBilas Quote of the Day “We’re not playing dirty. We’re just playing. We’re reacting. We’re going hard. We want to win.” – Metta World Peace is not a dirty player, he’s just playing hard Tweet of the Day This is true. joining an NBA team is a great way to make friends & learn a new sport— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) March 03, 2013 Video of the Day High school buzzer beaters are the best.
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