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Jon Hamm (you know, Don Draper) takes Dwight Howard shot at ESPYS (VIDEO)

Jul 18, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

In case you missed ESPN’s annual award show the ESPYs Wednesday night because you were watching NBA GMs play table tennis or some other odd reason, Don Draper was the host. His friends call him Jon Hamm, but I believe in typecasting. And I love “Mad Men.”

During the show he took a few shots at NBA players, particularly in his monologue, starting with the one above about Dwight Howard. (Video via Ball Is Life.)

A few of his other hits, as transcribed by Ben at The Point Forward:

• “Congratulations to the NBA champion Miami Heat. The Heat won their second championship in a row this year, thanks in large part to their coach, Bruno Mars. Love your work.” (Erik Spoelstra laughed.)

• “Are there any Miami Heat fans here or did they leave already?”

• “It’s not all bad for the Spurs, though. Manu Ginobili is going to take some time off and do some traveling. I’m not sure if he’ll get called for it, but he’s going to do it anyway.”

  1. freeworld - Jul 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Howard is about to shut alot of people up come Tip Toff time. Dont believe me just watch

  2. moneyz2 - Jul 18, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Very Funny…….not for DHoward… Dwade & Lebron faces…Peterson just said: ” That’s”

  3. acdc363 - Jul 18, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    His opening monlogue was hilarious! The rest of the ESPYs not so much…..

  4. dezglobal - Jul 18, 2013 at 12:48 PM


  5. asimonetti88 - Jul 18, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Didn’t watch the ESPYs but that is pretty awesome. What did he say about MWP though??

  6. andyhr17 - Jul 18, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Have Norm MacDonald host them every year or don’t have them at all. Nothing tops his monologue from ’98.

  7. loubearkane - Jul 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    New respect for Heat after the Spoelstra/ Bruno Mars joke. The receding hairline joke They all seemed cool with laughing at themselves. Then Lebron introducing Robin Roberts was great. As a Bulls fan , never liked them much but after last night def. much respect for them.

  8. gaysgo2hell - Jul 18, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    So many BITTER LA fans..enjoy losing anyway

  9. ndnut - Jul 18, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    He said that he expected MWP would return to his home planet before the NBA.

  10. fatediesel - Jul 18, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Jon, not John.

    • Kurt Helin - Jul 22, 2013 at 6:54 PM

      Fixed. Thanks.

  11. noring4youstill - Jul 19, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    That’s funny. But I’ve never and will never watch the ESPYs. It’s an award show. And that is for chicks and happys.

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