Andre Iguodala and the rest of the Golden State Warriors played an early “April Fool’s Day” prank on their center man Festus Ezeli.
TMZ reported that Iguodala and the rest of the Warriors agreed to collaborate using the Lytf app “Prank Mode,” which allows people in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco to pull pranks on their friends on April 1.
The 26-year old Ezeli was the targeted victim and Iguodala played as the director of the whole prank idea. The whole thing went down as Ezeli was picked up from his apartment and would be taken to the team’s training facility.
Iguodala also involved fake sports casters, who broke out the news through the car radio that Ezeli was cut from the team and would be followed by text messages from his teammates.
The next scene would see Ezeli receiving text messages from teammates Draymond Green, Andrew Bogut, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and assistant coach Luke Walton saying it was a pleasure playing and working with him to which Iguodala would call him and assure him he will get to the bottom of the whole “cut” issue.
“Heard you have been cut by the team…I will get to the bottom of this…This is crazy,” Iguodala tells Ezeli.
Then sensing Ezeli had enough of the prank, Iguodala radios Ezeli’s driver to pull over as they will reveal it was just a prank. Iguodala knocks on Ezeli’s car holding a cake and some balloons in his hand and greets Ezeli “April Fool’s Day!”
How did Ezeli react to the whole thing? Watch the clip.
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The Warriors (68-7) are chasing the Chicago Bulls’ 1995-96 single-season record of 72 wins and with the pressure mounting them, a prank or two will not hurt their morale.
But the Warriors center out of Nigeria is not done yet as he calls out Iguodala to stay alert as payback can sometimes be even funnier.
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