“My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries. Why it’s been left to me to smooth things over, I don’t know. Dennis Rodman, of all people," the former Basketball star told the magazine.
“Keeping us safe is really not my job," he added. "It’s the black guy’s [President 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, 52, befriended North Korea's Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un during a visit he made to the country.
“Before I landed in Pyongyang, I didn’t know Kim Jong-un from Lil’ Kim,” Rodman said. “I didn’t know what country he ruled or what went on in the country he ruled.”
He claims the two bonded over a mutual love for basketball and referred to the dictator as a "friend for life."
For Rodman's full interview visit SI.com.
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