Jimmy Kimmel Clowns March Madness Fans Who Cannot Name 1 CBB Player

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Kobe Bryant is not a valid answer. 

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel aired another segment of “Pedestrian Question” Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

In the spirit of March Madness, Kimmel’s reporter on the street asked alleged college basketball fans if they could name a single college basketball player. Each person began the interview with confidence in their love for March Madness, but they faltered when the interviewer began asking the hard-hitting questions.

“Can you name a college basketball player?”

Deer…meet headlights. 

Kimmel paused the action after each question, giving his audience time to study the panic on the pedestrian’s face and decide if they were capable of pulling a “Jabari Parker” out of their memory bank. The result was a sad, mixed bag of good intentions. 

Some of my favorite answers from the video: 

“Go North Carolina…no I can’t [name a single college basketball player].”

“College…Kobe Bryant.” 

“Julius Randle. He plays for the University of Kentucky Wildcards.” 

The crowning interview of the segment involved one Terry Gilbert, a college basketball fan who couldn’t name any college basketball players but knew a little something about high-gravity beer and two zig-zags.

You want to know what’s perfect? At least one of these individuals has filled out a bracket better than mine. I don’t know that for sure, but I would not be surprised if Mr. Chicago picked Kentucky over Wichita State.

Thank you, Jimmy Kimmel, for this delightful social experiment that doubles as a fitting metaphor for 2014 NCAA tournament bracket experts.

We’re all excited, and we think we have the answers. But we know nothing, Jon Snow.

Go Wildcards.

 

I’ve loved college basketball since the Lakers had one of the best.

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