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GMA’s Michael Strahan has jumped out of his seat to cheer co-host Will Reeve on as he shoots baskets.
Michael was wrapping up a segment on GMA on Thursday when he called out co-host Will Reeve, who had been trying to make a tough basketball shot.
“One more look at Will Reeve’s whole-hearted attempt at a half-court shot,” Michael said over a clip of Will shooting a basketball.
Will had been hanging out with John Andrew, a Denver Nuggets fan, as he surprised him with tickets to Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Will had stuck around afterward to mess around and shoot some hoops, which was captured on video.
“You know, until he makes it, he’s going to continue to be sad in the summer, which I don’t wanna see,” Michael quipped as he sprang up out of his seat.
The anchor was referencing Lily Rose, who had performed her song of the same name, “Sad in the Summer” during her GMA debut.
He edged closer to the camera, urging Will to make it.
“Come on, Will, make the shot! You gotta!” Michael called, before turning to his co-hosts and heading back to his seat.
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Meanwhile, Michael tried a different sport on GMA.
An NFL Hall of Fame player, a Hollywood Walk of Fame broadcaster, and a successful businessman, it’s hard to imagine 51-year-old Strahan not succeeding at anything he tries his hand at.
However, it appears Strahan does have an Achilles Heel – soccer.
Interviewing England National Team captain Harry Kane on Monday’s episode of Good Morning America, Strahan admitted that his last attempt with the other kind of football was less than successful.
“I got in the goal one time with our buddy Brian Thompson to try to stop you from kicking a penalty,” he explained, adding that it “didn’t work out too well, and its something that neither one of us will ever do again.”
But while Strahan vowed never to try the sport again, moments later he did just that.
With kids from Soccer Stars United in the studio, Kane and Strahan walked over to go through a drill together.
Kane emphasized the importance of learning to kick with both feet, walking through a simple passing drill with one of the kids.
Then it was Strahan’s turn to give it a try, and while he got off to a solid start, as the pace picked up he started to struggle, ultimately miskicking a wayward pass which almost made him stumble.
“I’m going to stick to the brand of football that I know,” he then admitted.
This followed on from Strahan’s sit-down interview with the Tottenham Hotspur striker who discussed, among other topics, his potential venture into the NFL.
An avid football fan, Kane admitted that kicking in the league was “something I want to definitely explore.
“I know it would be a lot of hard work, I’m not expecting to just rock up and just start kicking field goals, it would be a lot of practice, a lot of hard work.
“But yeah it’s something I’d love to do. The NFL is something I’ve been following for about ten years now and I love it.”