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Metta World Peace falls to Titus Ashby, 2, on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

June 14, 2013|By Eric Pincus

Metta World Peace was the next victim of 2-year-old basketball phenomenon Titus Ashby.

Appearing Thursday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the Lakers forward was out-shot by Ashby, 11-6, in a 30-second competition. World Peace shot on a hoop that was 6 feet, 7 inches high; Ashby's was set at 3 feet.

"I've never been nervous in my life, but this kid makes me nervous," joked World Peace before their free-throw battle.

Ashby previously tied Kobe Bryant in a pre-taped segment (prior to Bryant's Achilles injury), with four points apiece. He also beat Shaquille O'Neal and Kimmel in earlier episodes.

World Peace was a good sport in defeat, presenting Ashby with one of his No. 15 Lakers jerseys.

Ashby's video on YouTube has nearly 12 million hits since early February.

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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