LeBron James made a memorable appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show recently, where he showcased his skills both on and off the basketball court. The talk show host challenged the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar to an exciting game called the Ultimate Waste Basket Challenge.

In this game, Ellen and LeBron took turns shooting for a moving basket attached to a Roomba. For every basket Ellen made, LeBron had to take a shot of vodka, and for every basket LeBron missed, Ellen had to take a shot of vodka. As the game unfolded, the audience was entertained by the friendly banter and competitive spirit between Ellen and LeBron.

The fun didn’t stop on the basketball court. Earlier in the day, LeBron surprised a group of students at an event for his LeBron James Family Foundation in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The foundation is known for its charitable initiatives, and this event was no exception. The kids were thrilled when LeBron appeared, and they were in for an even bigger surprise – a video call from Ellen herself!

During the call, Ellen congratulated LeBron on his new partnership with Little Tikes, which would benefit his foundation. Proceeds from the purchase of basketball hoops would go towards supporting the kids in LeBron’s hometown. As LeBron shared his gratitude for the partnership, he revealed that he started playing basketball on a Little Tikes hoop himself. It was a dream come true for him to see his face and foundation associated with the product.

LeBron’s commitment to his hometown is unwavering. He believes it is his responsibility to give back to the community that nurtured him. No matter where his career takes him, Akron will always be his home, and he wants to provide opportunities for kids who walk the same streets he did.

Adding to the excitement, Ellen and Walmart teamed up to support LeBron’s new school, called I Promise, which offers a high-quality education to underprivileged students. Walmart’s Associate Education program allows their employees to pursue college degrees, and they generously offered to donate money to LeBron’s school for every dare completed on the show.

First up was LeBron, who was dared to drink a shot of tequila with no hands. With a $10,000 donation on the line, LeBron successfully completed the dare, surprising both Ellen and the audience. Next, it was Channing Tatum‘s turn to shine. He hilariously obliged when asked to do his best sexy crawl, making everyone laugh.

To further support LeBron’s school, they decided on a mystery item challenge. LeBron blindfolded himself while Ellen presented a kiwi for him to lick. With his keen taste buds, LeBron correctly identified the mystery item, much to everyone’s amusement.

The dares continued, raising more funds for the LeBron James Family Foundation. LeBron impressively ate ice cream with hot sauce on top, a combination that made the audience cringe and laugh at the same time. Channing, meanwhile, entertained the audience by putting peanut butter on his nose and trying to lick it off.

Their efforts paid off as Walmart generously rounded up the donations, resulting in a total of $100,000 for the LeBron James Family Foundation. The money will greatly benefit the I Promise School and the children it supports.

LeBron’s appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show showcased his gameplay skills, his commitment to his hometown, and his passion for making a difference in the lives of children. This entertaining and charitable segment left Ellen, LeBron, and the audience filled with joy and laughter, proving once again that talk shows can be a platform for both entertainment and philanthropy.