Nutty ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman has a new best friend — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Rodman, the heavily pierced and tattooed unofficial American ambassador, and the dictator with nuke missiles hung out courtside at a basketball game Thursday in the North Korean capital Pyongyang.
“You have a friend for life,” Rodman, 51, nicknamed “The Worm,” told Kim, according to reports.
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Kim Jong Un visits Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, to pay respects to his late father.
The odd couple, both dressed in black suits, sat side-by-side with Rodman also wearing a USA Basketball hat and drinking a Coca-Cola.
The pair yukked it up, laughing and cheering on the exhibition play of teams made up of North Korean and American players — including members of the famed Harlem Globetrotters.
The game in the Communist country ended in a freewheeling 110-110 tie.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman wears shades and a scarf while posing with his party upon arriving at the airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Tuesday.
Afterwards, Kim invited Rodman and his crew back to his palace for a lavish dinner and party.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Rodman, a standout rebounder in his NBA playing days, talked about nuclear weapons with Kim, who seems to be hell-bent on developing them.
Just two weeks ago, North Korea conducted another underground nuke test — raising tensions with Washington.
Rodman — an NBA Hall-of-Famer who once wore a wedding dress to a book-signing event, stripped for PETA and was briefly married to former “Baywatch” beauty Carmen Electra — is in North Korea with a VICE television crew filmimg an HBO documentary.