Jimmy Fallon Rumors
Simmons: Linsanity was incredible. Hawke: It was absolutely incredible in the way that the organization didn’t fan the flames and let Mike do what he wanted to do. Let these guys run. Let them play ball. And instead, Mike’s on his way to the Western Conference Final. And, you know, the Garden’s empty. But I have been left team-less. The point is that I’m not wanted and I don’t go where I’m not wanted. It’s hard to be a fan for a place that doesn’t like you. Simmons: Well, one person doesn’t like you. Hawke: One person who owns (the team) … I called up one night and they said it would be $7,800. I was like, “Oh, um, oh, why is this the first time you guys are charging me?” They said that you should have thought of that before you went on the Jimmy Fallon Show. I was like, “Wow, this is real.” So I’ve apologized publicly many times to try and get my seats again.
“[Kristaps Porzingis] can shoot, he can make the right plays, he can defend, he’s a 7-footer that can shoot all the way out to the 3-point line,” Kevin Durant said in early 2016. “That’s rare. And block shots-that’s like a unicorn in this league.” But the Knicks player admitted in an interview with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night, when he first heard it, he had no idea what in the world that meant. “At first I was a little confused. I was like, what is this?” he said. “A horse with a ponytail? What does it mean? But then they explained it to me. What he tried to say was that I am a unique player. It was nice to hear him say good things about me.”
After playing NBA Jam with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Russell Westbrook was a guest on Good Morning America where he talked about his unique style and helped select an outfit for Michael Strahan. While answering fashion questions, the NBA MVP had the in-studio audience laughing when he said that fashion gives him the chance to “just walk and be swagged out and have fun,” and he had them “awwwwwing” when he explained why his mom his his style icon. Westbrook said: “My style icon is my mom. She’s always swagged out. She’s always kept me up to par on the fashion, on the style, and to this day, I can still call her and she can give me a nay or yay.”
Russell Westbrook might hear about this one from his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates. While appearing on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the host challenged the reigning MVP to a game of NBA Jam. Fallon chose a Boston Celtics duo of Larry Bird and Kevin Garnett, while Westbrook countered with himself … and the Thunder mascot.
Monday turned out to be quite the night for NBA players (past and current) to show off their singing skills on national television. Shaquille O’Neal participated in ‘Lip Sync Battle’ on Jimmy Fallon’s show and brought back Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative.”