Are you already missing Draymond Green and LeBron James going at one another verbally and physically? What about Steph Curry’s silky-smooth shot or the Cleveland Cavaliers bringing home the city’s first major sports title in over 50 years?
The 2015-16 NBA season was certainly one to remember, and ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel and his lovable sidekick/usher Guillermo are already sad to see it go. In fact, Guillermo was so sad that he needed some cheering up on Thursday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Who better to do it than Aloe Blacc, the guy who sang the national anthem at Game 7 of the NBA Finals? Blacc showed up to help, but he didn’t exactly stay in the picture too long as 7-foot-2 NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo stepped into frame and taught us all a valuable lesson in cheering people up, as well as how to say his name.
So if you see anyone in public randomly yelling out “Dikembe!” “Mutumbo!” or “Dikembe Mutumbo!” just know that it’s a cry for help and understanding. That person is just trying to feel better about him or herself, and attempting to fill the void in their lives left by the NBA offseason.
In the meantime, let’s hope that Kimmel and Mutumbo aren’t teaming up on any sort of duet single or album soon to be released. Their attempts at singing are probably best in small doses, or maybe not at all. Even with cute animation. Maybe the singing should be left to professionals like Blacc, even if Kimmel has his own late-night show and can sing (or put Guillermo in half-shirts) whenever he wants to.
But do you feel better now? Do you miss the NBA just a little bit less than you did five minutes ago? That’s the most important thing. Thanks, Dikembe!