Jimmy Fallon: NBA Final Air Conditioning Broke
June 6 was Game one of the NBA finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. Everyone’s talking about it. The air conditioning went out. It felt like 90 degrees. As athletes put it, “it must be rough.” Things got so bad that LeBron James’ leg cramped up and he had to be carried off the court by his teammates.
Fallon showed a picture. He said LeBron usually the one that has to carry the Heat! That was perfect. He sat on the bench, but his teammates still passed him the ball! Jimmy Fallon said, “It was so hot,” and had the audience say, “How hot was it?” It was so hot during the game, “even the losing team dumped Gatorade on their coach.” It was so hot, “Air balls is what players did in the locker room to cool down.” Fallon said that he’d never seen basketball players sweat so much since their wives asked to travel with them.
Tonight Show: California Chrome Belmont Stakes
June 7 is the Belmont Stakes. It’s very exciting. California Chrome will try to be the first horse in 36 years to win the Triple Crown. Fallon said, “I’m not saying he’s nervous, but he did poop all over the place today.” That was gross. He said that California Chrome’s going to have to try to win without air conditioning.
Jimmy Fallon: World Cup Strike
The World Cup starts next week. Subway workers there went on strike yesterday. That’s not a good sign. Fallon said that the bad news is that it will make it harder for fans to get to stadiums, but the good news is there are no stadiums. They haven’t built them yet. So, there’s no problem at all!
Tonight Show: Game of Thrones Names
Game of Thronesauthor George R.R. Martin is giving fans the chance to have a character named after them in an upcoming book. That’s so cool! They have to donate $20,000 to charity. Fallon said they had a “preview” of what those names might look like and played a clip with a terrible voiceover talking about “Todd Jennings.” It was great. Seriously, what’s he going to do if a name just doesn’t fit?
Jimmy Fallon: Zoo Drill
Fallon talked about a crazy story. A zoo in Spain was doing a drill for what would happen if there were an escaped animal. One of the employees dressed up as a gorilla. Not everyone knew what was going on, apparently, because the zoo’s veterinarian ended up shooting him with a tranquilizer dart! That’s hilarious! How could he not tell it wasn’t a real gorilla? Fallon loved it. He didn’t understand why he needed the gorilla suit at all.
Tonight Show: Youngest Girl to Climb Mt. Everest
Fallon talked about an amazing story. A 13-year-old girl became the youngest girl to ever climb Mt. Everest last week. That’s so inspiring. Fallon said that she didn’t know she was doing it; she was just staring at her phone while walking in a straight line and somehow ended up at the top.
Jimmy Fallon: President Obama Visiting Native American Reservation
Next week, President Obama will make his first visit to a Native American reservation as President. Fallon said that when President Obama was asked which Native American reservation he would be visiting, he said Foxwoods Casino. That was great.