WATCH: LeBron James dunks on Jimmy Fallon in ‘Faceketball’

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Shoot video of LeBron James getting dunked on, and he’ll play Houdini by making it disappear. Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon spent 10 days in a hospital intensive care unit after tripping in his kitchen and injuring a finger so badly it required six hours of microsurgery to save.LeBron James stopped by The Tonight Show on Tuesday to promote his upcoming movie Trainwreck, and while he was there Jimmy Fallon challenged the Cavaliers star to a game of “Faceketball.” The four-time MVP and the injured host squared off in a first to three game of the newly invented sport in which the hoops are worn on the players heads, and James gave Fallon a slight advantage by staying seated for the contest.

It was like a slapstick cartoon or a schlock horror film: as he tripped on a kitchen rug his wife loves but he hates, Tonight Show presenter Jimmy Fallon caught his ring on the benchtop and as he went down, the ring (and the finger) stayed behind. The comic was back at work Monday for the first time following the June 26 accident in his New York home, wearing a cast on his left hand that extended nearly to the fingernail of his ring finger.

The comedian and the two-time Finals champion are evenly matched at the game to the surprise of the audience and James himself, which leads to a dunk-off, where James can finally show his stuff by snapping the rim on his game-ending slam. Called “ring avulsion”, the condition he suffered in the accident on June 26 meant he was rushed to New York’s Bellevue Hospital emergency room, after tendons in the finger were separated and the digit was bent at a ludicrous angle. Last week, James took a well-deserved vacation in the Bahamas with his good buddies Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul, when the group was caught riding a banana boat off of their $29-million luxury yacht.

Perhaps Fallon’s strong showing in faceketball can be attributed to the host’s brand new, special edition shoes Nike and LeBron brought for Fallon that were made to celebrate the release of Trainwreck on Friday. A microsurgeon operated on his hand for six hours, using a vein removed from his foot to save the finger, which should recover sensation in a couple of months, the comedian said.

On their own, banana boats are rather amusing, but when they’re topped with three high-priced athletes (one of whom definitely appears to be terrified) in ill-fitting life jackets and an actress wife, well, they become the stuff of high comedy. He was in intensive care for 10 days. “So basically what happened is, I tripped and fell in my kitchen on a braided rug that my wife loves and I can’t wait to burn it to the ground,” he told viewers. “I tripped and fell and I caught my fall… Paul had to go to Houston to save DeAndre Jordan from the Mavericks; Wade is currently chopping it up with fashionistas in New York; and LeBron is making the rounds in support of his debut movie, Trainwreck.

So I go, ‘Oh my god, did I just break my finger?’ ” After a visit to one hospital, he was told the finger was not broken but needed special treatment so he was sent to Bellevue. “Apparently the odds aren’t great with these things,” Fallon said. “This happens a lot and the odds are not — usually they’re just gonna cut your finger off.” Fallon told Variety that during his hospital stay, he realised that despite all the pain, there was a positive result. “I was watching TV and I was reading this meaning of life thing, and I think this is the meaning of my life,” Fallon said. “I belong on TV and I should be talking to people who are watching, who are either in an ICU or wherever you are, at home, or if anyone’s suffering at all — this is my job. We don’t have water like that back home.” 2015 may not bring everything that Back to the Future II promised it would: flying cars, self-lacing shoes, we don’t see ’em happening over the next 12 months. (Then again, don’t bet against Nike.) But this year will definitely pack plenty of punch when it comes to cultural happenings.

Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again. Currently on their Jekyll & Hyde Tour, named for their latest album, which was released in April and vaulted straight to Number One, the group takes plenty of inspiration from the literary characters that inspired the LP and tour title. One minute they’re showcasing their Southern roots with covers from the Marshall Tucker Band (“Can’t You See”) and the Charlie Daniels Band (“The Devil Went Down to Georgia”), then doing an ocean-hopping about-face the next with takes on Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” and Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic.” Of course, the 10-piece band’s set list is full of their radio-friendly hits, too, including “Toes,” “Colder Weather,” “Chicken Fried” and “Homegrown.” But one of the show’s highlights on nearly every stop along the trek has been a cover of the Beatles’ “Let It Be.” With Brown at the piano, leading the charge, the tune becomes a swaying, arm-waving sing-along, just as it has at nearly every Sir Paul McCartney performance over the past 40-plus years.

The song’s theme offers a perfect description of the Grammy-winning band’s own creative philosophy, allowing whatever is meant to happen next to be fully embraced and celebrated without reservation.

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