The latest installment of celebrities reading mean tweets on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” comes in the way of an NBA edition. Metta World Peace, the Lakers forward formerly known as Ron Artest, is up first with this fine tweet: “What’s the difference between Ron Artest and Metta World Peace? Nothing. They are both huge pieces of s***.” After reading the tweet aloud, Artest says, “Whatever, man,” and munches nonchalantly on an apple.
Kobe Bryant grimaces as he reads a tweet that says, “Remember when Kobe Bryant fused to dunk and it wasn’t a surprise? Now every time he dunks, it’s a big deal.” Kobe responds, “Yeah, I remember that.”
Clippers forward Blake Griffin reads to camera with a smile on his face a tweet calling him “ugly as s***.” And Matt Barnes reads a tweet telling him to “suck my duck,” to which the LA Lakers forward responds, “I think he meant to say d***. If you’re gonnna talk s***, spell it right.”
Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan are among the other ballers who play along. Even the NBA sportscasters aren’t immune to the tweet bashing, as Bob Costas, Greg Anthony and Bill Simmons all get their due. Hey tweeters, have your fun, but remember: These guys are laughing all the way to the bank.