Let’s face it, he’s done more than Obama to earn the award.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman said in a Sports Illustrated story published Tuesday that he believes he deserves to win a Nobel Peace Prize for his outreach efforts to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
“My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries,” Rodman told the magazine. “Why it’s been left to me to smooth things over, I don’t know. Dennis Rodman, of all people. Keeping us safe is really not my job; it’s the black guy’s [Obama’s] job. But I’ll tell you this: If I don’t finish in the top three for the next Nobel Peace Prize, something’s seriously wrong.”
Rodman had a message for the former Nobel winner:
“His whole deal is to talk basketball with Obama,” Rodman said. “Unfortunately, Obama doesn’t want to have anything to do with him. I ask, Mr. President, what’s the harm in a simple phone call? This is a new age, man. Come on, Obama, reach out to Kim and be his friend.”
Earlier this year, the White House responded to Rodman’s call for talks by saying the North Korean regime should focus on improving the lives of its own people rather than hosting “celebrity sporting events.”
Did someone say celebrity sporting events?