Dennis Rodman believes his pal Kim Jong Un is alive — and in all probability spending his time like most People: watching the Michael Jordan documentary “The Last Dance.”
“HUGE Bulls fan,” Rodman, 58, informed The Publish through e mail of the North Korean despot.
The previous Chicago Bull is additionally dunking on information stories claiming Kim, whom he befriended throughout a 2013 journey to Pyongyang, was incapacitated after coronary heart surgical procedure.
“It in all probability wasn’t a lot,” Rodman mentioned of his pudgy good friend’s well being points. “I’ve been to dinner with dignitaries there that had been reported to be lifeless right here. I don’t consider North Korean information till I hear it from their facet. I feel the truth that they hold to themselves, in some ways, offers the media the power to run with rumors at occasions.”
Rodman has visited North Korea a number of occasions and, in 2019, approached President Trump about letting him step in to strengthen diplomatic ties between the dictatorship and the U.S.
In April, the Corridor of Famer mentioned he was praying for Kim’s well being.
“I hope it’s only a rumor that Marshal Kim Jong Un is sick,” Rodman informed TMZ sports activities. “Hopefully I’ll discover out extra quickly.”
Last week, North Korea’s state-run media launched photographs of the pudgy hoops fan at a ribbon-cutting ceremony sparking hypothesis that it was really a physique double.
“Ha ha ha. That’s a stretch,” Rodman mentioned of the switcheroo principle.
He admitted he hasn’t spoken to Kim just lately. “All I can say, is I hope Kim is protected and sound as a result of there is much more work and peace to be executed between each nations.”
When and if Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, takes over as ruler, she’s already acquired a good friend within the man referred to as The Worm.
“His sister was a sweetheart,” mentioned Rodman. “She was very variety to me when [I was a] visitor.”