It's an interesting concept. Rodman has been called -- well, eccentric -- himself, and Kim Jong Un has his strange points, as well. However, the NBA Hall of Famer was in Pyongyang to film an episode of HBO's upcoming show, "VICE." Sitting courtside with Kim during an exhibition basketball game, the two spoke with the help of a Korean translator.
Each of the two teams had two Americans playing alongside North Koreans. Three of the Americans were Harlem Globetrotters. Another was a "VICE" producer. The game was said to have ended in a 110-110 tie.
Reportedly, Kim had a great time. Shane Smith, the founder of Vice Media, who organized the trip, which was made with the approval of North Korean officials, said:
Apparently, he had a blast at the game. So he invited them back to his home for a party, and they had a grand old time. Speeches were made —- Dennis made a very nice one —- and they were met with rounds of applause.
Dennis Rodman even went so far as to tell told Kim Jong Un that he had a "friend for life" after the game.
"VICE" is based on the hipster magazine Vice, and is a documentary show set to launch on HBO on Friday, April 5 at 11 p.m.