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Kenyon Martin would appreciate it if you didn't involve him in your April Fool's Day prank

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Thumbnail image for kenyon-martin.JPGAn April Fool's Day prank pulled on Denver Nuggets' Kenyon Martin erupted into quite a little situation after the forward decided to tell his teammates just how strongly he disliked the tomfoolery.

During the Nuggets' victory over the Portland Trail Blazers Thursday, a former Nuggets ball boy, Laquan Johnson, filled Martin's Range Rover with buttered popcorn. Considering the car had a white interior, that's a pretty bold move.

Martin blew a gasket after discovering his snack-filled ride after the game.

Hey, wouldn't you?

Although he didn't know who was responsible at the time, he confronted his teammates and other members of the Nuggets 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."

The injured Martin then threatened to sit out the postseason if he wasn't told who the prankster was.

"How 'bout if I don't play in the playoffs until somebody tells me who did it," Martin said more than once.
Johnson eventually apologized to Martin and agreed to pay for the damage to his car.

Next year, something tells me Martin won't be a target for any fun and games come April 1. 

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Would you want to leave your office and find out some idiot has filled your car with greasy popcorn?
It doesn't matter how much money he makes. No one has the right to do something that asinine, especially when it isn't a close friend. What is funny about that?? It shows a lack of regard for a person's property, and a lack of common sense.
It explains why the guy will probably be a ball boy 10 years from now.

I hope Kenyon kicked their A$$!!! That's a dumb prank.

Haha that's awesome! Maybe if he wasn't such an asshole somebody would care

This article has 3800 comments on Yahoo. I am poor but I know that car is worth $130,000. Imagine popcorn in every nook and cranny of your stereo system. People have been killed for way less than that. That ball boy can not afford to even mess with nothing these players have. He can't even mess with a little wrist accessory these players wear. Who does he think he is, does he have the talent or work as hard as these players work?

Aprils fools.. is for kids, not adults that act like kids.
That includes both sides of thiis prank.

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