Jimmy Kimmel: Prime Time Vs Late Night
Jimmy Kimmel talked about how they had a show in primetime and now they’re having another one at night. “We might have a third one in the middle of the night if I feel up to it. Who knows?” Kimmel said.
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Invention of Basketball
This country is gripped with basketball fever this week. Game three of the NBA finals was tonight. Before basketball was invented, they used to feed tall people to alligators. “They were considered to be worthless.” As a short person, I kind of appreciated this.
Jimmy Kimmel: Noise in Miami
The noise from the crowd at the game in Miami was deafening. “Have you ever heard the sound of 10,000 life alert bracelets going off at the same time?” Kimmel asked. It was so funny. “Trust me when I tell you: It is an experience you will not soon forget.”
Jimmy Kimmel Live: NBA Flopping
There’s been a lot of flopping so far during the NBA finals. This is when you pretend to get knocked down when you really don’t. Kimmel talked about one example with Dwayne Wade and Manu Ginobli. He described it as “masterful.” He played the clip. “Never trust the player,” the announcer said. “Good advice, ladies,” Kimmel replied.
Kimmel said that the ref was actually so fooled he called the foul and charged him with a hate crime. Wade was later fined for what he did. He had to pay $5,000 and “teach an acting class.” $5,00 is nothing to him though. He makes $19 million a year without endorsements. To penalize him, you should shave some of his eyebrows off. Kimmel said the Spurs had their share of flopping too.
Kimmel showed another clip. The player was actually pushed to the ground! Basketball isn’t the only sport where people do this. Kimmel showed a clip of a recent soccer match. The coach lost it. He pretended the guy chocked him and fell down. It was hilarious. He replayed it in slow motion. He said that the guy taps him on the shoulder, “and then Darth Vader chokes him with the force.” It was great.
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Donald Sterling Changed His Mind
Last week they announced that Donald Sterling approved the sale of the Clippers and everything was going to be fine. Well, the joke was on us. Last night, he released a one-page statement titled “the Team is not for Sale.” Somebody got something wrong. “So I guess the team’s not for sale,” Kimmel wryly said.
Sterling claims that the league violated his constitutional rights and that he’ll take it to court to fight for justice. Kimmel tried to describe Sterling and asked, “What’s the opposite of Rosa Parks?” It was incredible. His wife, Shelly, who owns half the team, is fighting him. She’s going to ask a probate court for the authority to sell.
Nobody knows why Sterling changed his mind. Kimmel played a fake clip of his attorney announcing it. He’s even surprised. He made a correction that he was selling, then a correction that he wasn’t selling it and back and forth and back and forth. He ultimately loses it and freaks out and they lose connection. He’s having trouble making decisions apparently.
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