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Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has addressed recent reports that 50 Cent‘s entourage caused a dispute with famed NBA announcer Marv Albert last week.
According to Kimmel, both parties were present backstage during a filming of his late night talk show, however, a confrontation did not take place.
“Someone from 50 Cent’s camp wanted to use the phone in Marv Albert’s empty dressing room,” Kimmel said. “A security guard told the man he couldn’t. Pushes were exchanged for three seconds, and the situation was resolved before Marv even got in the room. Marv had no idea what was happening or who was involved.” (New York Post)
In perhaps one of the oddest moments of the week, 50 Cent’s crew got tangled up with longtime basketball announcer Marv Albert backstage at “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday (November 18). 50 and Marv both appeared on the show that night, and according to the Los Angeles Times, Albert received a chilly reception from 50’s entourage when he arrived at the studio. Apparently, they didn’t recognize the venerable voice of the NBA, and they were under the impression he was trying to impose on 50’s interview. So when the broadcaster entered the building, what went down? Punches were thrown, obscenities were spat out and things got quite hostile.
Although the details remain unclear, the 68-year-old Albert was in the middle of it all. Even when a Kimmel staffer identified Albert, 50’s entourage remained unswayed. Somehow, Albert got out of there unscathed, remarking, “Did you see that? I thought they were kidding, then I realized they weren’t.”
Both Albert and 50 were interviewed later and neither made any reference to the incident. In their defense, most people know Albert’s voice more than his face. In fact, Albert could have probably avoided the whole incident had he simply shouted “LeBron James for three! Yes!”