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Terrell Owens

HANDLED By Little Person

... In Pick-Up Basketball

10/23/2012 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



102312_owensTerrell Owens ... former NFL star ... stands 6'3" ... weighs 224lbs ... was challenged to a 1-on-1 pickup basketball game by a man 22 INCHES smaller ... and LOST!

The epic match-up went down in L.A. recently ... a little person named Mani Love -- who stands 4'5" tall and plays for the Venice Bball League -- saw T.O. in the gym and dared him to meet him on the court.

And considering T.O. has no NFL practice to go to ... he accepted.

The video is pretty great ... T.O. starts off strong and nails a slew of three-pointers, but Mani isn't fazed by his skills -- and continues to hit lay-ups like it's his job.

But one person who was at the game tells us ... Mani pulled off the upset victory with a tie-breaking shot from waayyyyyy downtown ... ending the game 15-14.

After the game, T.O. couldn't have been more gracious in his defeat ... saying, "I loved it. He had me grasping for air a couple of times."

He added, "Don't believe the height ... little man got game."

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18 COMMENTS

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1.

Joe    

he wasn't handled. Look at the tape. TO stood around for numerous shots. If TO would have played Defense instead of playing like a quasi-joke, Mani wouldn't have gotten to 10. He'd score, but not get to 15.

He would beat me though.

641 days ago
2.

AndUKnowThisMan    

I like TO! Word

641 days ago
3.

Don't Slap A Ho    

Knowing T.O. and his ego trying to one up everyone he probably said something like " My D.I.C.K. still bigger than yours" Then little guy humbled him by showing his to T.O.

641 days ago
4.

Greg    

T O COULD HAVE EASILY WON THE GAME BY POSTING LITTLE MAN UP. FOR THE FACT THAT HE DIDN'T DO THAT SHOWS HE HAS A GOOD HEART. ALTHOUGH THE NBA IS OUT OF THE QUESTION FOR MANI LOVE...I COULD SEE HIM PLAYING FOR AND1. HE'S GOT GREAT HANDLE, HE CAN SHOOT, HE'S FAST AND TO BE ABLE TO DO ALL THAT AT ONLY 4 FOOT 5 INCHES IS ASTOUNDING. PROPS TO HIM.

641 days ago
5.

spokenword    

That is hilarious. Good for Mani.

641 days ago
6.

Jericho Morton    

Nice to see an achondroplastic playing a multi-million dollar medically enhance man with everything immersed in a childs game. God Bless America

641 days ago
7.

jackmama311    

hahaha, nice.

641 days ago
8.

TMZ Superfan    

First of all, this video is not at all what TMZ claimed it was. I love TMZ, but, I'm claiming false advertisement on this one. TO was not "owned" at all. Second of all, whoever edited this video is an idiot. I had a hard time watching it because of all of the blink affects and so forth. Let the video play straight, you don't need to fancy it up.

641 days ago
9.

Bernie    

It's amazing how quick TO can change shirts right in the middle of a game like that.

641 days ago
10.

jayman419    

Looked like it took TO a minute to realize little dude had skills. Like he was afraid of going too hard. By the end, TO seemed a lot more willing to press him.
Looked like a good game, though Owens didn't really seem to get 'handled', it was still a lot closer than anyone had a right to expect.

641 days ago
11.

moe    

to would kill that guy, he was not even playing defense, just a video to get TO relevant again,.

641 days ago
12.

Kiko    

P. Diddy is so much shorter than I expected.

641 days ago
13.

Sinjin    

You mean midget? PC idiots.

641 days ago

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