Dennis Rodman Wants a Nobel Peace Prize For His NBA Diplomacy (+video)

Photo Credit: AP

Photo Credit: AP

By Jessica Chasmar. Dennis Rodman sat down with Sports Illustrated’s Franz Lidz to talk about his controversial trip to North Korea, saying that his efforts in world diplomacy should be enough to earn him a Nobel Peace Prize.

“My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries,” he said. “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.”

The former NBA player recently traveled to Pyongyang with a few members of the Harlem Globetrotters and a crew from HBO’s television series “Vice,” Sports Illustrated reported.

Mr. Rodman said he knew very little of North Korea or Kim Jong-un before the trip. Read more from this story HERE.

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Dennis Rodman says he should be considered for Nobel Peace Prize

By Cindy Boren. It’s been a busy year for Dennis Rodman, the former NBA bad-boy-turned-diplomat.

He’s traveled to North Korea. He’s talked with Kim Jong Un and pronounced him a “friend for life.” He’s gone to Vatican City and kindly offered to assist with the selection of a new pope. All of which leads him to one conclusion: He should win the Nobel Peace Prize, like some sort of blond, pierced, tattoed version of, oh, Jimmy Carter or Al Gore.

“My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries,” Rodman told Sports Illustrated in an interview for its annual “Where are they now?” issue. “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 [that would be President Obama] 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, who said in March that “I want to be anywhere in the world that I’m needed,” plans to return to North Korea next month.

“I’m just gonna chill, play some basketball and maybe go on vacation with Kim and his family,” Rodman said. “I’ve called on the Supreme Leader to do me a solid by releasing Kenneth Bae.” Read more from this story HERE.

  • Jeff L

    How silly.

  • ldazzle

    What the hell, they gave one to obummer!

  • rixie

    Why not. Obama got his for nothing and hasn’t let anyone down yet

  • MikeyParks

    Given the other idiots who have won, I say give him one.

  • gwedem5995

    These kinds of awards have no meaning anymore. Why not give him one, he has done about as much as Obama has done in the name of world peace.

  • Amy Walker

    Well I suppose if Obama can receive the Nobel Peace Prize for doing nohing Rodman is probably just as qualified under the same standards—ridiculously pathetic. What used to mean something of great honor and distinction is now worth nothing, but political manuevering and manipulation.

  • Diane L Kearny

    So this person who has accomplished nothing but make money playing a game and advancing his transvestic image is now somehow entitled to the Nobel Prize. Oh why not? He can be another of the idiots who got it before: Carter, Obama, etc.

  • georgev

    Yea Obama has a Peace Prize so why not make it more illegitamate. He should also get the great American award. Why not?
    Or we could tell this ass clown to go to North Korea and demand that he get one of their awards.
    A bullet to the back of the head awards

  • James

    Hell yes give it to him. They have already degraded the
    award so much by giving it to Obama that it would be a step up to give it to Rodman.

  • tony

    They should be made available on the “The Price is Right” where the price should be 98 cents plus tax. They’re worthless and the world now knows it. A con whose time has come and gone.