Getting drunk with the North Korean leader was just the beginning of a very funky encounter, the ex-NBA star recalled.
A minister said South Korea is confident "there are no unusual developments” in rival North Korea that would back up speculation about Kim Jong Un’s health.
Reports that the dictator had undergone a cardiovascular procedure came amid speculation over his health, after he missed a key event earlier this month.
The 36-year-old is in “grave danger” after undergoing surgery, CNN reported. South Korean media said Kim underwent a cardiovascular procedure.
A former North Korean nuclear envoy said this month the country had been “deceived by the US,” calling several failed negotiations “lost time.”
Police found the heads of two persons, as well as five bodies, on the boat on Saturday, a Coast Guard official said.
President Donald Trump met with Kim last month but has yet to hold any new talks in his effort to rein in North Korea's nuclear program.
Talks between the US president and Kim Jong Un abruptly collapsed in Hanoi earlier this year.
The North Korean leader, however, warned that Pyongyang would take a “different path” if the U.S. continues to “misjudge” its patience with sanctions and pressure.
The North’s stinging response came after the United States said it had introduced sanctions on three North Korean officials.