Kim Jong-un doesn’t want to bomb anyone!
That’s what former basketball star Dennis Rodman said the North Korean loose cannon told him during one of their get-to-togethers in Pyongyang.
“When he’s around his people, he’s just like anybody else,” Rodman said. “He jokes, loves playing basketball, table tennis and pool.”
Kim’s nuclear threats are a lot of hot air, Rodman said in an interview with DuJour magazine.
“He’s saying the reason they have nuclear bombs is because they know that Americans think they can take over. He says, ‘I don’t want to bomb anyone. But we keep our nuclear weapons because we’re such a small country — that’s the only way we can defend ourselves.’”
Rodman added that North Koreans “just want people in America and the government to know they don’t hate Americans. They want to work with Americans.”
The former Detroit Pistons power forward has visited North Korea six times since 2013.
“When I first went there it was so communist. Dry and dreary, like ‘The Walking Dead.’ But the third time I went there, wow. Pyongyang had changed a lot. Kim is building new condos and hotels. He built the largest water park in the world, a ski resort and this big bowling alley.”
Kim loves the Doors and Jimi Hendrix, Rodman said. “He has this 13-piece girls’ band with violins. When I first went there, the band only played two songs for four hours: the theme songs from ‘Rocky’ and ‘Dallas.’”