Jimmy Fallon has recounted the “very awkward run-in” that he once had with Michael Jordan.
The comedian, 45, revealed that he once unintentionally kissed the basketball star, 57, on the lips during a charity event.
While on a sneaker shopping trip in New York with Complex‘s Joe La Puma, Fallon recalled the accidental smooch: “I was at a golf charity event with [Derek] Jeter, and so I was playing with those guys,” he began.
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“We were at some nightclub at the end of the night, and Derek’s like, ‘Hey Jimmy, do you know Michael?’ And I go, ‘Yeah, I know you.’ And I went to say what’s up, and 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.”
Recalling how he felt in that painfully awkward moment, the “Tonight Show” host added: “I thought I was gonna die.”
Luckily, the former Chicago Bulls player was a total gentleman about the whole situation.
Fallon continued: “He grabbed me and he goes, ‘It’s okay’”.
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Fallon later bumped into Jordan again, however they didn’t discuss the embarrassing incident: “I saw him a couple months ago at a restaurant. We kinda had a look. He knows what happened.”
The comedian also joked that about Jordan’s smooching skills, telling La Puma that the sporting hero is a “great kisser.”