Will Ferrell Kicked Out of NBA Game for Hitting Cheerleader With Basketball
Will Ferrell, the actor responsible for Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby and Chaz in Wedding Crashers, was taken out of an NBA game last night by security for hitting a cheerleader in the face with a basketball. It happened Wednesday night during a Pelicans-Lakers game.
The incident was staged. It was all part of a shoot that took place at halftime during the game at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. Ferrell was apparently attempting a half-court shot with the cheerleaders lined up next to him. Instead of taking a shot at the hoop, he launched the ball directly into the face of one of the cheerleaders.
The staged event is all part of a film shoot for the upcoming movie "Daddy's Home," which also stars Mark Wahlberg, Hannibal Buress, and Linda Cardellini. No release date has been set by the studios yet.