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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman speaks to the media at the Pyongyang Airport before leaving North Korea on Friday.

The Worm to the rescue

See, I told you sending Dennis Rodman to North Korea was a good idea.

Turns out Kim Jong Un isn't crazier than a bedbug (or his old man) after all. He just wants to talk a little hoops with President Obama.

I mean, just imagine the detente that could get started if Kim and Barack rapped ...

KIM: Mr. President, so nice of you to take my call.

OBAMA: Um ... OK.

KIM: So, do you think LeBron and the Heat will win again? I do.

OBAMA: Well ... they're pretty dominant. But look out for that Pacers team. And the Thunder's not going anywhere.

KIM: True. Although I think the Pacers and Thunder are still a year away. So ... who do you like in the NCAAs? College hoops is crazy this year, man, just crazy.

OBAMA: It is. You know, when Indiana's playing well, they're the best team in the country. But Duke's got Ryan Kelly back now. And you've got Michigan, Michigan State, Kansas, Miami, Gonzaga ... this year especially there's such depth to the field you're gonna see a lot of 12-over-5s and a few 13-over-4s.

KIM: True, true. You are a wise man, Mr. President. Although I don't know how you can think the Heat won't stroll, considering LeBron's the best player ever ...

OBAMA: Whoa, there, Skippy. Better than MJ? Get outta here.

KIM: MJ was great, but LeBron can play all five positions. And he's a better facilitator. And ...

OBAMA: ... and Michael would destroy him one-on-one. Destroy him.

KIM: Really? You think so? The Worm told me you knew something about basketball. Obviously he was misinformed.

OBAMA: And obviously, you really are crazier than a bedbug, thinking LeBron's better than MJ. Puh-leeze. MJ's the best player ever. Ev-ah. End of discussion.

KIM: See, this is why our two countries can't get along. You simply are unwilling to consider other viewpoints ...

OBAMA: Viewpoints? Dude, the point is MJ's the greatest of all times, and the view is him looking down on LeBron.

KIM: I'm sorry you feel that way, Mr. President. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. Now I have to go. Time for another nuclear test, neener-neener-neener.

OBAMA: Oh, very fun--

(Click).

Ben Smith's blog.

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