Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was kicked out of a New York hotel bar on Sunday night — for screaming about how much he loves his “friend” North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
“He kept saying what a nice guy Kim is, and how Kim just wants to talk to President Obama about basketball,” an observer told the New York Post. “He was waving around a signed copy of the dictator’s huge manifesto, telling everyone they should read it.”
The former Chicago Bulls star ate dinner with the dictator last week while he was in North Korea for a basketball exhibition, and he later claimed on NBC’s ‘Today Show‘ that the Communist leader wanted Obama to give him a call.
But apparently gloating on the ‘Today Show’ about his visit with the Korean leader wasn’t enough. Rodman’s rantings about Jong Un during his Sunday fun day at the Time Hotel reportedly got so bad that the bartender finally insisted that Rodman leave.
“Dennis was making a total jerk of himself,” the witness said. “He wouldn’t leave, and he wouldn’t let anyone talk to him about shutting up, or what an oppressive country North Korea is. Eventually he had to leave the bar because the bartender was starting to get [bleep]ed-off.”
The White House also doesn’t seem to want to to hear about Rodman’s visit with the Communist leader anymore.
“Instead of spending money on celebrity sporting events to entertain the elites of that country, the North Korean regime should focus on the well-being of its own people, who have been starved, imprisoned and denied their human rights,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said during a briefing Monday .
Carney and the Time Hotel staff seem to have something in common.
Rodman reportedly heckles the hotel bar’s patrons regularly and everyone has had enough.
“He’s always a problem,” one staff member told the New York Post. “He is loud and does weird stuff. Like, he’ll come down to the front desk in his bathrobe in the middle of the night and make demands that people have to run to the store for him. He’s belligerent about it. I thought he was just on TV getting sober?” Rodman has appeared on ‘Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew’ and ‘Sober House.’
A spokesperson for Rodman insists the basketball star left the hotel Sunday night on his own free will. “The Time is Dennis’ favorite hotel . . . There were a lot of people taking pictures, his security just didn’t like it and asked to move him out of the hotel,” the spokesperson said. “There was certainly no incident.”
Maybe, it’s better for everyone if Rodman just moves to North Korea.