Here's a clip from Thursday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Joy Division to Grantland's New Order, involving a prank pulled on Ron Artest. (It's okay, since Artest's 2010-11 season was a prank he pulled on Laker fans.)

Artest thinks he's filming a commercial for an animal welfare group, but his commercial costars get creepier and crawlier. We start with a yipping dog, we conclude with "Cousin Sal" in a bear suit. Along the way, possums, falcons, snakes. Artest maintains good cheer throughout, which is good news for him. If this NBA thing doesn't work out, I'm told the Kratt brothers are available.

Jimmy Kimmel's Prank on Ron Artest [YouTube]