Jimmy Fallon recounted the story of how he kissed Michael Jordan last year when he went Sneaker shopping with Complex.
Fallon is a hit with almost every celebrity who comes on his NBC late night show. He’s built a reputation as one of the most personable talk show hosts in the industry. Fallon’s guests come from every spectrum of the celebrity barometer possible. He’s even had LeBron James on his show.
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Michael Jordan is easily one of the top 20 most recognizable faces on the planet. He’s dealt with levels of stardom even the biggest sports stars have only dreamt of. Being Like Mike was every kid’s dream in the 90s.
Jimmy Fallon narrates how he met Michael Jordan and they kissed
Fallon was sneaker shopping at Nike Flight Club with Joe la Puma when he was asked about how he met MJ:
“I had a very awkward run-in with Michael Jordan. I was at a golf charity event with [Derek] Jeter, and so I was playing with those guys. … We were at some nightclub at the end of the night, and Derek’s like, ‘Hey Jimmy, do you know Michael?’ ”
He continued, “And I go, ‘Yeah, I know you.’ And I went to say what’s up, and I went to give him a kiss on the cheek and he went to give me a kiss on this cheek and we both like kissed on the lips. I thought I was gonna die.”
Luckily, there were no hard feelings with the former athlete, as Fallon said, “He grabbed me and he goes, ‘It’s okay.’ ”
There definitely is a lingering awkwardness though, as Fallon joked.
“I saw him a couple months ago at a restaurant … we kinda had a look,” teased the comedian, adding. “He knows what happened.”