Adam Sandler Tells Jimmy Kimmel How He Got a Black Eye (Video)

Spoiler alert: It had to do with lying about tires and basketball

Last Updated: June 12, 2015 @ 9:16 AM

Adam Sandler appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s special NBA Finals “Game Night” show on Thursday boasting about a black eye that looked like it could be a professional sports injury.

However, the truth was far less glamorous, as the comedian, who stars in next month’s “Pixels,” revealed.

“I am driving my car with my family and the back tire blows up,” Sandler told Kimmel. “I look through the mirror on the 405 and see a tire rolling [down the freeway] … I didn’t know how to change my tire, I didn’t even know where my tire was,” he admitted.

So he drove on three tires for about 10 minutes until his family begged him to pull over and his brother-in-law came to pick them up.

Left with the car and pledging to get it fixed, Sandler parked by a Los Angeles park where he spotted a pickup basketball game going on — so naturally he jumped into play instead of calling AAA.

“Some guy didn’t call a pick and smashed my head, my head blows and then I couldn’t lie about it,” he admitted. “I came home with a black eye and had to tell the truth — then paid a guy to change the tire.”

Sandler will next be seen in “Pixels” with Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Monaghan.

James plays the president of the United States, who calls upon his childhood best friend (Sandler) and a team of middle-aged gamers to save the planet from an alien invasion that arrives in the form of popular video-game characters such as Pac-Man, Centipede and Donkey Kong

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs at 11.35 p.m. on ABC.