Dennis Rodman, the ex NBA star, has been the first American to ever meet Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea. The whole diplomatic world has been wonderstruck by Rodman’s visit as Kim Jong Un has a secluded lifestyle and very few country leaders have ever met him in person, the American President not being one of them.
Kim Jong is said to have been a fan of NBA and especially of Rodman since he was teenager and the two were reported to had really hit it off during Rodman’s first visit to North Korea. The former basketball player has spoken highly of Kim, stating that “he is an awesome person and the whole country loves him”.
Rodman has asserted that his second visit is just another “basketball diplomacy tour” and has no political connotation whatsoever.