Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/14/12

Metta World Peace is a strange cat on the basketball court, so it's only fitting that his acting career is also somewhat odd. The mercurial Lakers star has joined the cast of an originally scripted spoof pilot called Real Vampire Housewives, accoring to a press release. He'll apparently be playing a "gregarious and overtly sexual vampire elder." Sounds about right. A sex-crazed vampire elder character, which will go by the name "Gossamer," seems like a natural fit for World Peace, who, as mentioned, has been prone to bizarre antics throughout his professional basketball career. The pilot's writer and director, Andre...

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