Late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel likes to have fun with Metta World Peace. When the veteran forward was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, he visited ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" a number of times, with the two most notable appearances featuring the former Ron Artest showing up with the host's name shaved into the back of his head, shouting out David Stern, and disrobing, and the host later tricking Ron-Ron into filming a fake public service announcement for a bogus animal charity. (I guess Jimmy didn't appreciate the disrobing too much.)
Now, nearly three years later, World Peace has again found himself on the business end of a Kimmel prank — and this time, the comedian was aided by none other than Metta's former New York Knicks teammate, Amar'e Stoudemire:
A top-quality goof, to be sure, but personally, I found myself kind of bummed out after Metta responded to Bearded Cousin Sal's question about whether he was a basketball player by saying, "No. A long time ago, but those days are gone." I mean, I knew there hadn't been much of a market for the former Defensive Player of the Year's services after the Knicks bought him out in February, but still, it's a little rough to hear Metta put it that way. Oh, well.
Here's hoping Metta can carve out enough time in his coaching/blogging schedule to figure out an optimal way to exact pranking vengeance on Kimmel. Or, failing that, maybe he could just elbow Kimmel in the head. That would probably be effective, too.
- - - - - - -
- Arts & Entertainment
- Sports & Recreation
- Jimmy Kimmel
- Metta World Peace
- Los Angeles Lakers