Last week, all the buzz was the alleged run-in between Marv Albert and rapper 50 Cent. There were reports of a verbal confrontation and some even said that there was a potential punch thrown in the fracas. Well over the weekend, Marv came out and said that not only was the punch a fabrication, the whole incident was. Via USA Today….
At issue is what happened when Albert last week was getting set to appear on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. As he was walking backstage to his dressing room he “heard something” that he thought were people “kidding around.” The raised voices, he thinks, came from someone with rapper 50 Cent— another Kimmel guest — wanting to use a phone in Albert’s room. “But I didn’t even see the guys and don’t even think there was a scuffle.”
Still, the diminutive TNT NBA announcer says he and friends and family found various online accounts of “stuff that never happened” — included that he and 50 Cent had a fight. “I kept reading about new things that never happened. Maybe it will keep going until Jimmy Kimmel gets punched.”
Well that solves that. It seemed a little far fetched, but crazier things have happened. I’m just happy that we don’t have to worry about Albert being gunned down in Vegas after a boxing match. Whew.
Marv Albert finds Web reports ‘upsetting’ (USA Today)