Enes Kanter reacts to Dennis Rodman crying on live TV
NBA legend Dennis Rodman was recently on live TV, crying as he discussed his efforts to fix the ties between North Korea and the United States. It was definitely a beholding sight to see — a basketball star going beyond the sport to talk about matters that are close to his heart. It has been attracting all sorts of reactions worldwide. Enes Kanter of the New York Knicks shared his thoughts via Twitter.
On his Twitter account, Kanter pointed out several things as he sent out his reaction:
You are my freaking IDOL… 😂 pic.twitter.com/ASzhas8R4q
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) June 12, 2018
Kanter’s comments definitely have a hint of sarcasm. It’s unclear whether he supports Rodman’s efforts or not.
Speaking with CNN.com, Rodman, who is at the Singapore summit, said that he received a lot of death threats upon coming back to the US after visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un:
“When I went back home, I got so many death threats. And I believed in North Korea, and I couldn’t even go home. I couldn’t even go home, for thirty days. But I kept my head up.”
Rodman added that his intention was to bring sports to North Korea:
“I just wanna bring sports to North Korea. That’s it, sports. … I’m just so happy to be here, man.”
Below a clip of Rodman speaking on live TV:
"Today is a great day," former NBA star Dennis Rodman says in an emotional interview in which he describes his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un https://t.co/eoNeZnYFm7 pic.twitter.com/6gouUPBBpX
— CNN International (@cnni) June 12, 2018
Rodman said that this was never about him. Rather, it was about bringing two countries together:
“I’m not in this for no money. I never started it for no money. This is not about Dennis Rodman being the greatest person in the world, bringing the countries together,” said Rodman.