Hitting it off in Pyongyang "just the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
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OT TWENTY-FOUR hours after leaving Pyongyang on his surprise trip to the closed nation of North Korea, ex basketball pro Dennis Rodman has confirmed that he and leader Kim Jong-un are meeting in "an undisclosed location" for their first official man date.
"I told Kim he had a friend for life, and I meant it," said the former Chicago Bull. "I can't wait to have dinner with him and shoot the breeze about life, love, and what it's like to be a supreme leader, all the pressures and stuff," he added.
North Korea's mysterious ruler is known to be a lover of U.S. professional basketball, which Rodman said he'd be happy to add to the topic list on Saturday night's man date.
"Yeah, I've got a few stories from my time with the Bulls," Rodman said with a sly smile. "And then I want Kim to explain why everyone's always bitchin' about how North Korea doesn't have enough food. I ate till it hurt the other night, so what's up with that?"
After spending several days with Jung-un, during which the pair watched the Harlem Globetrotters and dined and drank with friends well into the evening, Rodman said he knew "almost right from the start" that the Great Successor "was just an alright dude" and that the chemistry he felt throughout the visit signaled to Rodman "that this was just the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
"I can read people," Rodman said. "That pudgy little guy is all about peace and love, just like me."
Kim Jong-un would not release a statement confirming or denying his man date with Rodman, but word has leaked out from palace headquarters that the leader is gleefully practicing slam dunks on the shoulders of a few of his favorite political prisoners.
© 3.1.13 Kate Heidel