What Did Dennis Rodman Do to Piss Off North Korea?

To say the United States' relationship with North Korea is less than cordial would be a bit of an understatement. A draconian cesspool of a society with nuclear weapons perpetually aimed our way, North Korea and its leadership (Kim Jong-un, yo!) represent the antithesis of everything the United States stands for.

Obviously, in a utopian world, we would be able to settle our differences with Pyongyang in a civilized (read: non-nuclear) fashion. Now, if you were to put together your list of who you'd choose to represent the United States in peace talks with North Korea, what would that list look like?

I would imagine, of course, that it starts with the President. From there, it rolls down to various secretaries of governmental departments. Maybe you even roll through some of our wiser and more respected former national leaders, ex-presidents and the like.

Eventually, you continue to scroll down the list -- captains of industry, then highly respected college professors, then maybe a few television or radio personalities. Eventually, you figuratively thumb through most of society, arriving eventually at the Kardashians and the homeless.

Right about this point, somewhere between the homeless and, say, circus animals, is where you'd probably put Dennis Rodman on your fantasy "North Korean peace negotiator" big board.

So naturally, we all got a gander at this scene of Kim Jong-un entertaining Dennis Rodman (and vice versa) last week:

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Sean Pendergast is a contributing freelance writer who covers Houston area sports daily in the News section, with periodic columns and features, as well. He also hosts afternoon drive on SportsRadio 610, as well as the post game show for the Houston Texans.
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