A few months ago “The Worm” traveled to North Korea with the Harlem Globetrotters, where he met and conversed with the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un and pronounced him a “friend for life.”
As a result of the meeting, Rodman feels he should get recognition by the Nobel Committee for trying to mend the relationship between the United States and North Korea. He compared himself to peacemakers such as American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and South African social rights activist Desmond Tutu.
“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.”