and North Korea, Rodman told ABC's "This Week." Rodman also said of North Korea's dictator: "He said: I don't want to do war. He said that to me." North Korea - Ending his unexpected round of basketball diplomacy in North Korea on Friday, ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman called leader Kim Jong Un an "awesome guy'' and said his father and grandfather were "great leaders.'' Kim, a diehard basketball fan, told the former Chicago Bulls star he hoped the visit would break the ice between the United States and North Korea, VICE founder Shane Smith said. SEOUL, South Korea Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman hung out with North Korea's Kim Jong Un during his improbable journey to Pyongyang, watching the Harlem Globetrotters with the leader and later drinking and dining on sushi with him. Rodman gleefully allowed himself to be used as a publicity prop by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, who runs one of the world's most brutal regimes, but hold on, folks, breaking news from Dennis Rodman! Without a single current Major or Minor Leaguer on its roster, Korea will rely heavily on domestic talents and old hands from the previous tournaments. North Koreans – reportedly – cannot access the internet.