Jimmy Kimmel Rumors
Will Smith was a guest on Thursday night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and spoke briefly about his friendship with Michael Jordan, who, along with Tiger Woods, he considers the most competitive person on the planet. According to Smith, Jordan will turn even the most mundane of activities into a competition. “I love being around people with that kind of competitive energy, but like, Mike will compete with anything, though,” Smith said. “If we’re drinking water, Mike be: ‘I’ll race you!'”
None other than actor and singer Jamie Foxx performing “You’ll Still Have Cleveland” dedicated to Cavs fans dealing with the NBA Finals lost to Golden State on Monday. Foxx, who spoke about his support for Cavs forward LeBron James with Kimmel, made references to the All Star forward as well as Cleveland natives Halle Berry, Drew Carey, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during his performance.
LaVar Ball appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night alongside the merchandise he’s selling. Ball also invited his oldest son, Lonzo Ball, along and even let him sit in the first seat while he shouted bad puns and worse declarations over him towards Bill Simmons’ close personal friend.
While the Los Angeles Lakers are diligently preparing for the NBA Draft, members of the young core are hard at work getting ready for next season and occasionally having some fun in their spare time. One of the perks of playing in Los Angeles is the media recognition that comes with it, and young power forward Julius Randle parlayed his Lakers fame into a spot on a recent episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!“. On the show, Kimmel complained about the lack of goofy local TV ads featuring NBA players these days. They do still exist (Sacramento has the Pizza Guy ads and San Antonio boasts some hilarious H-E-B Grocery spots), but they aren’t as prevalent as they used to be. In order to rectify the problem, Kimmel has Randle appear in a low-budget ad for a local rocking chair store and hilarity ensues:
It turns out that Zach LaVine’s pranking skills are almost as impressive as his ability to dunk a basketball. The Timberwolves guard teamed up with Jimmy Kimmel, Cousin Sal, and actor Tom Lennon to convince his good friend Jamal Crawford to do a PSA for LaVine’s fake charity, “Children Without Hoverboards.”
Remember when, not so long ago, top athletes starred in cheesy commercials for local businesses? Well, Jimmy Kimmel misses those days, so he turned to Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle to revive the tradition. In a segment that aired Friday, Randle played pitchman for the L.A. Rocking Chair Store, touting its 2004 award for the best rocking chair store in Los Angeles and boasting, “They got so many chairs, my butt doesn’t know where to start.”
With a day off before the Rockets play the Clippers in Los Angeles, James Harden took advantage of Tuesday’s day off to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night. Kimmel’s guests tonight include Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Chris Pratt and Catherine Zeta-Jones, in addition to Harden. The musical guest is Hank “The Hawk” Knutley.