- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 28, 2013

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has a new friend: North Korea’s newest dictator, Kim Jong-un. The pair was spotted sitting side by side at a Thursday exhibition basketball game between North Korea and U.S. mixed teams in Pyongyang, North Korea, according to a report by The Associated Press.

Mr. Rodman later said this to the leader, before a crowd of thousands: “You have a friend for life,” AP reported.

Mr. Rodman is in North Korea to shoot a documentary about the country for HBO, according to AP. He is joined in the effort by three players from the Harlem Globetrotters exhibition team, AP said.

Just a couple weeks ago, North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test that has escalated tensions with the West.

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