Dennis Rodman wants a Nobel Peace Prize for his NBA diplomacy
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.It would not surprise me in the least to learn that Rodman had his tongue planted firmly in his cheek for this, not in the least. The Nobel Peace Prize part, especially, might be a thinly veiled poke at the Peace Prize given President Obama in the first few months of his presidency, before he'd done anything to deserve it. Rodman strikes me as the type who follows the apocryphal quote often attributed to Mae West, Mark Twain, or PT Barnum:
“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.”
I don't care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right.
That is all.