Ellen: Autographed NBA Basketball Auction & What Is Leap Day


Ellen: Leap Day

Ellen DeGeneres gave a nod to Leap Day at the beginning of her show.

“You’re here on a very special day. It only happens every four years. Today is the day we change the towels in the guest dressing rooms,” she joked.


Ellen explained that Leap Year comes around every four years, and that means we add a day to the calendar. She said she tried to research the reasoning behind Leap Year online, but got distracted.

Ellen: NBA All Star Weekend

Ellen's writer Amy went to the NBA All Star Weekend & met superstars like LeBron James. (Image Credit: Domenic Gareri / Shutterstock.com)

What Is Leap Day

Ellen asked her writer Beth, who went to college, why we observe Leap Years. Beth explained to Ellen that it takes 365 ¼ days for the Earth to revolve around the sun. To keep the calendar on track, we have a Leap Day on February 29 every four years.


What Is A Leap Second

Beth also told Ellen about the Leap Second, which is added to the calendar in June to keep our atomic clock working properly. Ellen said she also learned from Beth that you shouldn’t ask smart people questions.

Ellen: High Tide Vs Low Tide

Ellen has a beach house, and she got a calendar that has the times of high tide and low tide, to the minute, for the whole year. She can’t figure this out, and still has trouble pulling the right side of her car up to the gas pump, even though she’s had it two years.

Ellen’s Writer Amy: NBA All Star Weekend

Ellen sent her writer Amy to NBA’s All Star Wekend. Amy loves basketball, and she made sure to scope out romantic opportunities during her field assignment.

Amy asked LeBron James for dating advice to help her land a basketball star. LeBron complimented her Puma track suit and said she would have a good shot with any eligible players.

She stood next to 7’2” tall Roy Hibbert, and compared their heights by hugging him. Her head came up to his waist, basically.

Amy asked Ne-Yo bonded with Ne-Yo because they both like playing one on one, “but I’m not talking about basketball anymore,” she said.

Common told Amy he likes driving it to the hole and making free throws, among other moves.

Writer Amy: NBA All Star Jam Session

Amy played basketball with kids at the NBA All Star Jam and tried to get LeBron James to sneak into the locker room. LeBron left to scope out the situation, and I don’t think he’s ever coming back for Amy.

She asked Kevin Love what he likes to do off the court, and tried to find some common ground with him. She got Andre Iguodala’s autograph and tried to scam his phone number as well.

Amy tried to get rebound advice from Dirk Nowitzki, both on the court and in the world of romance. She talked to Kevin Durant for pointers on boxing out and made sure to rub her butt on him.

Ellen Autographed Basketball Auction

Overall, she said really enjoyed her trip to the NBA All Star Weekend. Ellen showed off the autographed basketball Amy brought back from her trip.

Ellen said she is auctioning off the basketball to benefit The Gentle Barn, one of Ellen’s favorite charities.

Check out Ellen’s eBay Basketball Auction.

Ellen: Moves Like Jagger & S&M

Ellen reminded DJ Tony and the audience about their Cover From Anotha Mutha segment, in which moms perform their own takes on popular music.

She shared a video of a mature woman reciting the lyrics to Rhianna’s hit song “S&M.”

Click here to download an MP3 of “S&M” by Rihanna.

Another woman did a dramatic interpretation of the lyrics from Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger.”

Click here to download an MP3 of “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5.

Lyn Collins “Think”: Ellen Dance Song

Today Ellen and her audience danced to “Think” by Lyn Collins.

Click here to download the MP3 of “Think” by Lyn Collins.


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