Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox is a budding superstar. With that comes more recognition.
So last week, the 21-year-old ventured to Los Angeles to participate in a taping of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
The segment with Fox was called "Sink It or Swim," in which he and Kimmel were propped up over tanks full of cold water. Each would shoot basketballs at a hoop connected to the other's dunk tank. If a shot was made, the other person would be dropped into their tank.
Before they began, Kimmel poked fun at Fox's age.
"De'Aaron, did your parents sign a waiver to allow you to do this?" Kimmel said.
"Nah, I just made the cut for this," Fox responded.
Kimmel was sure he'd win this showdown.
"I'm very confident," Kimmel said. "I even have my phone in my pocket. That's how confident I am right now."
But Fox, who shot 45.8 percent on field goals and 37.1 percent on 3-pointers this past season, ended the competition early by making his first shot and sinking Kimmel.
In the extended version of the clip posted on YouTube, Kimmel kept trying to shoot even after he had fallen into the tank. He couldn't come close to making a shot. Cousin Sal couldn't either. So, Fox himself tried to make a shot from close range on his own basket and missed the first few, prompting this funny line from Kimmel.
"Your GM just called," Kimmel joked. "He has traded you."
Eventually, Fox made a shot, dropping himself in the cold water.
Don't worry, Kings fans. Vlade Divac isn't trading his cornerstone point guard.