LATimes - Marv Albert, the veteran NBA announcer for TNT, was in town for the Lakers-Chicago Bulls game Thursday night. On Wednesday, Albert was a guest on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show. The musical star was rapper 50 Cent. As Albert arrived, with an entourage of one, TNT public relations specialist Jeff Pomeroy, there was a sudden scuffle when a multitude of 50 Cent protectors seemed unfamiliar with Albert. There was shouting (“It’s Marv Albert,” yelled a Kimmel show guard, a pronouncement that seemed to have no effect on the 50 Cent phalanx.) There were obscenities. A fist or two flying. A “Don’t you put your hands on me” pronouncement. And finally Albert made it to his waiting room, relatively unruffled but slightly puzzled. “Did you see that?” Albert said. “I thought they were kidding, but then I realized they weren’t.”
This may be the funniest story of the week. I just can’t get that image of the Jimmy Kimmel guard screaming “He’s Marv Albert! He’s Marv Albert” as 50 cent’s people tried to rough him up out of my head. And the crazy thing is I’m not sure who I’d take in a fight here. Like sure 50 has the guns, the entourage and acts all tough and shit. But on the flip slide Marv dresses in lingrie and does some freaky mothefucking shit behind closed doors. I’ll fight the crazy I know over the crazy I don’t know any day of the week and twice on Sunday.