Dennis Rodman says Kim Jong Un is not like ‘people portrayed him to be’

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In his post-NBA life, perhaps nothing has garnered Dennis Rodman so much attention as his ties to North Korea.

Rodman, a Hall of Famer, has visited North Korea several times, beginning in 2013 for a basketball exhibition, and formed a friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Rodman has drawn criticism for his ties to Kim, including when he called Kim “a friend for life” and when he seemingly defended Kim and North Korea’s infringements on human rights in an angry rant on CNN.

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While speaking to Business Insider to promote the new ESPN documentary “Rodman: For Better or Worse,” Rodman said that Kim is “not that type of person that you think that people portrayed him to be.” Rodman, explaining what he would tell U.S. President Donald Trump about Kim if he had the chance, said Kim is “cool and pretty nice.”

“If you sit down and talk to him with lunch and then shoot the s— with

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