Revelling in his new role, Rodman told how he was becoming ever closer to his “friend for life”, Kim Jong-un. He even felt comfortable enough to reveal a state secret.
Then he started receiving letters from fans who said they were concerned about their hero’s new life path.
He also quickly became a figure of fun:
Undeterred, Rodman persisted with his diplomatic rebirth and chose as his next port of call the Vatican.
Once there he declared his support for the election of “the first Black Pope”. Unfortunately for him, the same day Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was chosen by the Conclave to lead the Catholic Church.
It wasn’t all bad news though for the 2.01-metre flamboyant power forward they called ‘The Worm’; he did, he claims get to take a ride in the Popemobile.
So what’s next for the Worm? Cyprus, to sort out the financial mess there? Iran, to convince the Ayatollahs that nuclear is not cool?
He has recently taken on a “foreign policy advisor” on Twitter, which may offer some clues as to his next diplomatic mission…
My foreign policy advisor <a href="https://twitter.com/ivan_eland">ivan_eland</a> at CPAC talking about American Wars. A MUST WATCH. <a href="http://t.co/BVOehtN3vF" title="http://ow.ly/jibAc">ow.ly/jibAc</a></p>— Dennis Rodman (dennisrodman) March 21, 2013
<a href="https://twitter.com/dennisrodman">dennisrodman</a> blacknblue30 Tide turned at Stalingrad in USSR in ’42; US invaded France in ’44. Of 60 m killed in WWII, Soviets lost half.