Dennis Rodman To Co-Write Book With Kim Jong-un

News & Views | Camille Travis | 09/10/2013 | 12:45 PM EDT

Dennis Rodman To Pen Book With North Korea Leader Kim Jong-un

Could Dennis Rodman be the glue that mends the broken relationship between America and North Korea? He seems to think so.


In a press conference Monday, the retired NBA champ revealed his plans to co-author a book with the country's leader Kim Jong-un after his second visit out east.


"It’s gonna be a best seller. He gave me the rights for me and him to sit down for one month and me and him are gonna write a book together," he said.


And Rodman assured reporters that the collaboration isn't a ploy for attention (like...say...sporting a wedding dress for a book signing).


"People think this is a gimmick. I would love to make this a gimmick and make a sh-t ton of money, a sh-tload of money," Rodman said. "But it's not about the money, it's about trying to open Obama’s and everyone’s mind."


He went on to discuss his plans of training North Korea's basketball team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, as a favor to Jong-un.


"They said Dennis we’d love you to do one thing for us. For the next Olympics can you train our Olympic team to compete at the Olympics for the next three years," he explained. "'I’m like, okay. Okay, I will.' He gave me the invitation for the next three years to train whoever I want.”

(Photos from left: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images, Ed Jones/AFP/GettyImages)

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