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Jimmy Fallon takes on the Harlem Globetrotters with The Roots

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Jimmy Fallon spent Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show responding to queries from an “audience suggestion box.” The funniest one complimented Fallon and The Roots for working so well together and wondered how they would fare on the basketball court. To answer the question, Fallon and the band suited up and took on the Harlem Globetrotters in a game. 

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Needless to say, they got destroyed. The Globetrotters undressed The Roots as thoroughly as they usually do with the Washington Commodres, throwing alley-oops and unleashing monster dunks as the Tonight Show team struggled to make even one basket. Fallon did get one at the end, making the final score … 90-2. 

Watch the full clip below.