Originally posted on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 5/12/13

Basketball hall of famer, crazy person, and prospective foreign diplomat Dennis Rodman is continuing to wedge himself into American relations with North Korea.  Rodman infamously went on a publicity stunt to North Korea earlier this year and palled around with dictator Kim Jong Un, appearing in public with a man who operates one of the most oppressive governments in the world.  After returning to the states, Rodman has more or less acted as an independent conduit between North Korea and the USA.  Even for Dennis Rodman, this was unexpected. This week, Rodman tweeted that he would hope Kim Jong Un would "do him a solid" and free an American prisoner in North Korea, Kenneth Bae, who has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor by the regime: I'm calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him "Kim", to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose. — Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) May 7, 2013 Now, via TMZ, Rodman is taking his own brand of diplomacy straight to the top by ripping President Barack Obama himself for his supposed inability to get anything done with North Korea.  Rodman is apparently distressed that Obama can't find it in his heart to get nice and chummy with the dictator.  He told TMZ: "We got a black president that can't even go talk to Kim, how about that one.  I'll put it like this - Obama can't do sh*t." Rodman also claims he's going back to North Korea later this year to talk to Kim Jong Un about freeing Kenneth Bae.  He also claims responsibility for the country removing missles from potential launch positions.  Seriously.  Dennis Rodman, yes, that Dennis Rodman, is taking credit for subduing the threat of war on the Korean peninsula. When getting into his car, a TMZ rep asked about President Obama once again and Rodman replied - "[expletive] him!" During his playing career, I could have imagined Dennis Rodman doing any number of zany things once he decided to end his basketball playing days.  Acting in those God awful original SyFy movies.  Dedicating his life to professional wrestling.  Living in a van out in the wilderness of Alaska to find himself.  Never would I have imagined this world in which Dennis Rodman actually thinks of himself as a foreign diplomat to a country that once earned designation as being part of the Axis of Evil. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a response from President Obama to The Worm, but I look into the future and wonder whether our world is crazy enough to see Dennis Rodman's name included in the history books of our grandchildren and great-grandchildren for his North Korean adventure.  As it stands now, nothing would surprise me. [TMZ]

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Taylor could be out several weeks with MCL sprain

Richard Jefferson: Cavs 'are a little pissed off' after Finals

Andrew Luck staying quiet on injury, status for Patriots game

Michael Irvin: Cowboys should sign Hardy to long-term deal

Doctors ‘optimistic’ Daniel Fells won’t lose foot to MRSA

Jaguar may have blocked for wrong team due to concussion


Metta World Peace: NBA is 'no longer a man's game'

Tom Brady is not looking for revenge against Colts

Jerry Jones: It might be too late for Cowboys to save season

Steve Spurrier clarifies he's 'resigning, not retiring'

Report: EJ Manuel could start Sunday for Tyrod Taylor

Marcell Dareus paid for 400 tickets to Bills game

What's changed, what hasn't: NBA's Southwest Division

Schools, opposing coaches pay tribute to Steve Spurrier

DeAndre Hopkins on pace to shatter single-season target record

Urban Meyer has interesting response to QB questions

Cardinals, Dodgers hoping short rest leads to longer series

Jason Heyward did a cool thing no one cares about today

Four biggest turning points from Week 5 in the NFL

Seahawks have blown second-most fourth quarter leads since 2012

Olympic failure far outweighs US loss in CONCACAF Cup

Carroll: Bennett ‘lost his mind a little bit’ during Sunday’s loss

(Mis)handling David Price

NFL admits missed clock error in Chargers-Steelers game

Five fantasy things we learned from every NFL Week 5 game

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

QUIZ: Every team Steve Spurrier played for, coached

What's changed, what hasn't: NBA's Southwest Division

DeAndre Hopkins on pace to shatter single-season target record

(Mis)handling David Price

Five fantasy things we learned from every NFL Week 5 game

Steve Spurrier: An American original

How the Royals cheated death

Citi Field gave Chase Utley chilly reception

Mike Moustakas fired up Royals with expletive-laced speech

Clayton Kershaw: MLB "bullied" into Chase Utley suspension

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker