Saturday, April 03, 2010

And Then, There Are April Fools Jokes That Don't Work Out So Well

Via Yahoo! Sports' "Ball Don't Lie" blog, here's a nice article about how, for April Fools Day, a former Nuggets ballboy filled Kenyon Martin's Range Rover with buttered popcorn. Martin, surprisingly, was less than enthused:

During Denver's 109-92 victory Thursday, a former Nuggets ball boy, Laquan Johnson, got into the club's locker room, took Kenyon Martin's car keys and filled the player's Range Rover with buttered popcorn. The car had a white interior.

Martin discovered the damage as he was about to exit Denver's Pepsi Center. At the time, he had no idea who had pulled the prank. Angered, he went back to the locker room spewing profanities and threats at teammates and other members of the organization.

"That ain't no [expletive] joke," Martin said. "I'm going to find out who did it ... put my [expletive] hands on one of y'all. I'm going to put my hands on whoever did it. You better believe that. It's [expletive] personal. You better believe it."

Martin, who has missed 15 games with a torn patella tendon in his left knee, threatened to boycott the postseason if he did not find out who was responsible. [...]

Martin stormed in and out of the locker room several times, and a person close to him said his anger was not over the prank, but over the fact that someone could go into his pocket and take his keys during a game. Realizing the culprit had to have access to the private code for the team's gated parking lot, he assumed members of the organization either pulled the stunt or assisted in it.

I bring this April Fools joke up not to bring up the Blue Babes again. (Come on, we're not the kind of blog that brings up the same tired joke over and over and over again. If we did, oh my god we would just go start a same tired joke blog and report those jokes on that blog (arm falls off).)

No, I bring it up because it reminds me of a prank that was played at my high school, that may or may not have involved members of a certain blog. All I know is, an entire classroom was filled with balled-up pieces of newspaper, up to about eight feet high, and when a waterfall of newspaper balls cascaded out on the teacher as she opened the door, it was classic. Even better was the fact that, weeks later, she'd be opening up cupboards and file cabinet drawers and more newspaper balls would come rolling out. Allegedly. So I've heard.

That teacher also threatened to skip the playoffs, but luckily they were able to reach an accord right before second semester finals.

Anyway, here's hoping Martin pulls down his sunvisor weeks from now, and popcorn falls out. Bwah ha ha ha ha!


Nostradamus said...

Can you imagine what that car will smell like in august?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's a good thing that car wasn't filled up any more, or he'd have looked quite the fool.

Kyle Baker said...

Answer sent!

NicJ said...

god damn kings

Nostradamus said...

*both dugouts warned*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

But we're both fans of the Kings.

Nostradamus said...

Very well, carry on then.