Amy Poehler stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to talk …sports. While the topic was unexpected, the fact that both Poehler and Kimmel had gotten piggyback rides from LeBron James somehow was not at all unexpected. In addition to explaining why she was rooting for LeBron in the NBA Finals and reminding viewers of a once-in-a-lifetime SNL character, she also offered some unique insight into why sports stars make better Saturday Night Live hosts than actors. It’s a combination of low expectation and the fact that “they just want to know where the play is,” according to Poehler.
In another clip, Poehler proves her sports bona fides to Kimmel by talking about being on the sidelines watching her “feisty point guard” dad and about her days as a softball player: