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Rodman Tells North Korea’s Kim Jong Un He Has ‘Friend For Life’

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AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 1:  Dennis Rodman presents a t-shirt he created celebrating the lives of former Pistons owner Bill Davidson and former coach Chuck Daly during the retirement ceremony of his Detroit Pistons #10 on April 1, 2011 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

AUBURN HILLS, MI – APRIL 1: Dennis Rodman presents a t-shirt he created celebrating the lives of former Pistons owner Bill Davidson and former coach Chuck Daly during the retirement ceremony of his Detroit Pistons #10 on April 1, 2011 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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SEOUL, South Korea – Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman hung out Thursday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on the third day of his improbable journey with VICE to Pyongyang, watching the Harlem Globetrotters with the leader and later dining on sushi and drinking with him at his palace.

“You have a friend for life,” Rodman told Kim before a crowd of thousands at a gymnasium where they sat side by side, chatting as they watched players from North Korea and the U.S. play, Alex Detrick, a spokesman for the New York-based VICE media company, told the Associated Press.

Rodman arrived in Pyongyang on Monday with three members of the professional Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy and a production crew to shoot an episode on North Korea for a new weekly HBO series.

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