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Dennis Rodman asks buddy Kim Jong Un to release Kenneth Bae

May 08, 2013|By Chuck Schilken
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. teams play in an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea, back in February.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North… (Jason Mojica / Associated…)

Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un formed quite a bond earlier this year when the former NBA star visited North Korea and partied with the country's dictator, infamously telling him that he has "a friend for life."

Well, that friendship is about to be put to the test after this tweet from Rodman on Tuesday:

Bae, a Korean American tour operator who was arrested in North Korea last November, was sentenced by the North's Supreme Court last week for unspecified “hostile acts” against the state.

Last week the Seattle Times ran an editorial with the headline, "Dennis Rodman should ask pal Kim Jong Un to release Kenneth Bae."

Rodman, who has taken a carefree attitude toward his friendship with a harsh dictator despite the rising tension between the two countries, apparently took the opinion piece to heart.

Can't wait for Kim's response.

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