If it hasn't quite sunk in that the Raptors are officially in the NBA Finals, let the fact that Guillermo Rodriguez—Jimmy Kimmel's right-hand man and Finals fixture—is in Toronto bring it home for you.
Now that Guillermo’s in Toronto it’s really hitting me that the raps are in the Finals— Osman Yusuf (@osmanyusuf_) May 29, 2019
Saturday Night Live! TV personality is in the city for NBA Media Day, where he's been conducting his usual outrageous interviews from Scotiabank Arena all afternoon.
Earlier in the afternoon, he tried to convince Raptors' small forward OG Anunoby to take a shot of maple syrup (which he poured from one of those tiny maple leaf-shaped bottle you find at gift shops).
The NBA Finals content you need: Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel offering OG Anunoby a “Canadian shot” of maple syrup, then taking both himself after OG says he’s allergic. pic.twitter.com/AOm1amTrNv— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) May 29, 2019
"It's a Canadian shot," he said, before pouring himself one.
Anunoby, who clearly had no idea who the heck was interviewing him, ended up declining, citing allergies, so Guillermo ended up drinking both.
Being five-foot-one, Guillermo decided to end his very awkward interview with Anunoby by asking him, "Is it fun to be tall?" To which he replied, "It's cool."
He had more luck with Raptors Norman Powell, who he convinced to take a shot of maple syrup before asking him what a raptor was.
Golden State @warriors Klay Thompson avoids @JimmyKimmelShow Guillermo Rodriguez during #NBAFinals practice at ScotiaBank Arena in Toronto. @IAMGUILLERMO #nba #basketball @sfchronicle by @ScottStrazzante pic.twitter.com/EkiFyxmKS0— Scott Strazzante (@ScottStrazzante) May 29, 2019
The Warriors players aren't having him, though—he's already been swerved by Klay Thompson on the Scotiabank court during practice.
Alfonzo McKinnie didn't know what to think about Guillermo's questions 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/8gqdkcaXUv— TSN (@TSN_Sports) May 29, 2019
He also made Alfonzo McKinnie extremely uncomfortable during his interview by asking him, "What are you going to miss the most about Kevin Durant?" and then something about threesomes.
"What just happened here?" said a very confused McKinnie.
We don't know either, McKinnie; we're just happy Guillermo's here. And we're all praying for a Kawhi interview, because we all know it would be awkward beyond belief.
by Tanya Mok via blogTO