Justin Timberlake visited ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Thursday night (July 17), one day after he hosted the ESPY Awards, which was taped and will be broadcast on Sunday at 9 PM EST. Timberlake told Kimmel, “I was excited to meet Candace Parker until I met her.” Asked why, the former *NSYNC star said, “Because she’s like 7’8″ and it made me feel like a wee little man. No. I was excited to see Danica Patrick,” who is much shorter than the Los Angeles Sparks forward, and “made me feel not so much [like a wee little man].”
As for meeting Michael Jordan, the singer said he first met the Chicago Bulls basketball legend at a club in Los Angeles when he was still underage. “He walked in and I was like, ‘Hey, man, how’s it going? Nice to meet you.’ And he was like, ‘Hey, man, you know my kids and I, we’re big fans of your music.’ I was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool, you know? That’s cool’,” playing it cool for the moment. “Yeah. Until the part where we had both walked away and I realized I peed a little,” Timberlake admitted.
Jimmy also got Justin to talk briefly about his girlfriend Jessica Biel. “Your girlfriend is a lovely woman, Jessica Biel,” the talk show host said. “Really, really nice person, besides being obviously very attractive.” Prompting Timberlake to say, “That she is too.” When Kimmel told him “Good job on that,” he responded, “Every day I pat myself on the back. After I tell myself that I hate myself.”