Jimmy Kimmel Live segment between UCLA, Georgia Tech features Chris Bosh, Derrick Favors, Zach LaVine, Jrue Holiday
Tonight’s edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live’s “College Knowledge” segment will feature a trivial battle between UCLA and Georgia Tech, with Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine and New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday representing the Bruins, and Utah Jazz big man Derrick Favors and retired two-time NBA champ Chris Bosh repping the Yellow Jackets.
The show’s researchers definitely did their homework, as they successfully selected a diverse mix of NBA stars that had varying success levels during their respective stints in the NCAA.
LaVine played for UCLA for only one year (2013-14 season), and did not exactly have an iconic one-and-done season, averaging just 9.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in 37 contests. Similarly, Holiday himself was not the standout performer for the Bruins in his single season (2008-09), putting up 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 35 games.
Bosh, on the other hand, already showed glimpses of his dominance during his single year (2002-03) with Georgia Tech, averaging 15.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 31 minutes per contest. The same can be said for Favors who played his one year in college during the 2009-10 season. The 6-foot-10 forward/center logged 12.4 rebounds, 8.4 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 36 appearances for the Yellow Jackets.
This segment should be pretty interesting (and hilarious), and presents a welcome comedic relief from all the somberness brought about by the NBA Finals, while still staying within the realm of basketball. Neither of the three active players featured in the program are participating in the Finals, so like Bosh, they will also be watching the final game/s of the championship series from the comfort of their homes.