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LeBron James and Jimmy Fallon Play Wastepaper Basketball on Tonight Show

LeBron James joined Jimmy Fallon for a 80s style video featuring a game of wastepaper basketball on Thursday

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    LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat wears a mask to begin the game against the New York Knicks at AmericanAirlines Arena on February 27, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

    While a masked LeBron James was helping the Miami Heat defeat the New York Knicks, a video of him playing wastepaper basketball was airing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

    For those uninitiated, wastepaper basketball is a game played in some offices where a piece of paper is rolled into a ball and shot into a nearby garbage can. Employees use the activity to make the mundane days go by a little faster and to build up some camaraderie. Fallon actually explained the concept behind the game during the two minute video.

    After about a minute of an intro that looked straight out of an 80s music video, James makes his first appearance in the video. The Heat star goes on to showcase his many wastepaper talents including a few highlight reel worthy dunks. The video ends with Fallon and James being reprimanded by their boss for using important documents as a ball.

    James continues to make headlines off the court as he stretches his branding into the entertainment world. He's currently filming a movie entitled Ballers according to Time. James also has a show in production for Starz that he will be an executive producer on. In addition to all of that, James has previously stated he would be interested in working on a sequel to Space Jam.

    A broken nose hasn't even slowed James down as he put up 31 points in the win on Thursday. The black carbon fiber mask almost gave James a superhero type look. His teammates and fans alike raved about the mask which broke the traditional mold of clear plastic masks in the NBA. 

    "Only LeBron can make breaking your nose look cool," Shane Battier said after the game according to ESPN.

    Some may now also add that only LeBron can make wastepaper basketball look cool, after he took his talents to the Tonight Show