PRESIDENT Donald Trump has considered making Dennis Rodman an envoy to North Korea given the eccentric NBA legend's unlikely friendship with Kim Jong-Un.
Speaking on Fox Sports Radio on Thursday, Trump revealed he's thought of Rodman - a 59-year-old basketball player who is remembered for his "bad boy" legacy - as a potential candidate to meet with the North Korean despot.
According to the Telegraph, as the president responded to a question about whether the topic of basketball came up in conversations with Kim Jong-un, he said: “Well he really does like Dennis Rodman."
The president was referring to the three times he met with Kim between June 2018 and February 2019.
Their meetings were held for nuclear talks.
Trump explained: “I always said Dennis would be better than some of these stiffs that they used to send to get to know him.
"They send these people over and they went to Harvard and were great students... but they have no chemistry whatsoever.
"And I said we should maybe use him instead of somebody who graduated number one at Harvard, maybe we should use that, I thought about that.”
Rodman played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks and had the nickname "the worm."
Earlier this year, Rodman opened up about how he partied with his pal Kim at the North Korean leader's secret lair - with "hotties and vodka."
The Basketball legend confirmed his bromance with Kim while he was an ambassador for the US to North Korea in 2013.
Kim initially wanted Dennis' former Chicago Bulls teammate Michael Jordan, but he turned the North Korean leader down.
Rodman later found himself as the guest of the party animal autocrat.
He said: "I've seen the military, I've seen the missiles, I've seen everything."
The 58-year-old described their first meeting on Mike Tyson's podcast, Hotboxin'.
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Rodman’s bonding session with Kim paved the way for several more visits to North Korea.
In 2019 he approached President Trump about letting him step in to strengthen diplomatic ties with the pariah state amid rising tensions over its nuclear ambitions.