Dennis Rodman's recent visit to North Korea may have opened the door for diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the authoritarian-ruled country. As reported by The New York Times, leader Kim Jong Un told the former NBA star he hoped a sports exchange would be activated to promote mutual understanding between the two countries.
I'm not sure what that means, but I'm all for it. If sending over a few of our pro athletes will help mellow out a dynasty that is hell-bent on proliferating nuclear weapons - game on!
Here's a list of all-stars I believe may make perfect ambassadors for the trip.
Does Kim Jong Un like boxing? Who knows? He's fairly close to the vest with his personal life. But Mike Tyson is my first pick to showcase America's raw power.
The dictator would surely respect Iron Mike's ruthless style, fierce persona, and impressive record (50 wins, 44 by KO.) And after Rodman's visit, we can assume Kim's not intimidated by an athlete with multiple tattoos.
The two men could share a ringside beer at a state-fixed boxing tournament.
Or better yet, they could string up their gloves and face off in a charity bout - all proceeds benefitting ruling class members who can't afford Botox. My money's on Mike (sorry Kim Jong Un.)
At a post-fight dinner, the gents could boast about their accomplishments. "I bit off some dudes ear," Tyson might say.
"Well, I launched a rocket that circled the earth twice," Jong may retort.
As a parting gift, Tyson could offer Kim Jong a DVD Box set of "M*A*S*H*." The North Korean leader, in return, may just relax his quest for nuclear supremacy.
Keep your fingers crossed.
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