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Kenyon Martin's Locker Room Tirade -- On Tape

4/8/2010 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained the expletive-filled audio recording of NBA star Kenyon Martin going insanely ballistic on his Denver Nuggets teammates when an April Fools' prankster filled his Range Rover with buttered popcorn.

After seeing how the popcorn affected his white interior, Martin -- who's making roughly $16 million this year -- went back into the locker room and told his teammates, "I swear to God, boy ... when I find out who did it ... I'm gonna put my mother f*ckin' hands on one of y'all."

Martin continued, "I'm gonna put my hands on whoever did it ... you best believe dat ... it's f*ckin personal ... you best believe it."

After Martin calmed down, Kenyon learned the perp was the driver of teammate J.R. Smith. The driver later apologized for the prank ... but Martin reportedly won't accept the mea culpa.

To listen to the uncensored version, click here.

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Ms. X    

He's justified in being upset. That's not a joke. This was some jealous "driver" who wanted what Martin had. A joke is something like...have Martin unexpectedly sit on a pie in his sweaty jersey after a game. Hahahaha... Don't mess with the Ride!

1627 days ago

Thunder Thighs    

Ask yourselves this. What would happen if you decided to fill up your FATHERS car with buttered popcorn? And told him APRIL FOOLS?

1627 days ago

Roger C    

He has every right to be upset. That's just garbage. It's not a matter of money, it was his property. Would you like it if someone did that to your stuff, even if you could afford to pay to replace or fix it? Hell no!

1627 days ago


It was a dumb_a_s_s joke. I'd be on a rampage too if someone did that to my car.

1627 days ago


@ Sarah.....Speak what you know! Maybe you should go back and finish HS. Kenyon graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.

Martin played for the Cincinnati Bearcats under the direction of Bob Huggins. As a senior, he averaged 18.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game. He was the consensus National Player of the Year, earning numerous awards from various organizations, but suffered a broken leg in the Conference USA Tournament, keeping him out of the NCAA Tournament that year. Cincinnati retired his #4 jersey on April 25, 2000. Later that year, he was selected first overall in the 2000 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets.

1627 days ago


really, an uneducated monkey, acting like an uneducated monkey

what's next

you're going to tell us that these "athletes" can actually speak and write English?

1627 days ago

Not a Fan    

Re: comment #15: you are assuming the man is uneducated because he is an African American NBA player making more $$$ in one year that most of us with never make in our lifetimes? Jumping to conclusions is what's wrong with this world and the US in particular when it comes to racial stereotypes.

I am no fan of rich, pampered athletes, but with that said, his property was violated and destroyed. Unlike the rest of us, he can easily afford to 1) have interior spotless detailed or 2) just buy another identical car.

1627 days ago


Oh, my mistake.
Should have said ignorant instead of uneducated..sorry.

1627 days ago


@Sarah...Obviously you don't know the man personally, yet you're calling him ignorant....uhhhh, that makes YOU ignorant!

1627 days ago


15. An uneducated man making millions is pissed about a prank? He should get on his knees and kiss the flag...Only in America people.

Posted at 7:56AM on Apr 8th 2010 by sarah
Sarah I understand you're bitter about your big fat cottage cheese a$$..oh sorry about that,perhaps I shouldn't assume that you live in a trailer and vote Republican either. Mountain Dew anyone?

1627 days ago

Not a Fan    

#25 and he is ignorant because he was upset that his property was damaged due to an April Fool's day prank?

1627 days ago


Is he on a tape loop? How many tines can He say the exact same thing over and over and over. I love the way the rest of the room just ignores him totally while his care has been "ASSALTERIZED"
Which means hurt by salt in Kenyon speak.

1627 days ago


"15. An uneducated man making millions is pissed about a prank? He should get on his knees and kiss the flag...Only in America people.

Posted at 7:56AM on Apr 8th 2010 by sarah"

Sarah, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from University of Cincinnati. Without question he is educated. You, on the other hand, did not educate yourself before posting; therefore, you have shown everyone how ignorant you are to make assumptions about someone you don't even know. Yes, "only in America" can someone bash another person, calling them "undeducated", when the person they bashed most likely has a higher education from a better institution than the person making that assumption.

1627 days ago


I cant hate on this guy, he had a legit point on how someone can access his car so easily. On a side not full detailing of a car is like 120 bucks, I am sure you made 3 times that just during this rant.

1627 days ago


Quite possibly the dumbest prank ever. You will NEVER get the smell out of that car. Leather replacement will cost 20 grand.

We'll soon find out of he was supposed to use packing peanuts, not buttered popcorn. Now THAT would be funny.

1627 days ago
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