Lakers’ Bryant to Visit Kimmel, Gasol to Join Leno

One night after their NBA Championship win, stars will make late-night rounds

Fresh from winning the NBA Championship on Thursday night, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will make an appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Friday night, while teammate Pau Gasol will appear on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."

The Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics on Thursday by an 83-79 score. Bryant was named the MVP of the championship series, but Gasol was the star of the final game, scoring 19 points and pulling in 18 rebounds.

Last year, when the Lakers won the championship, Bryant also made an appearance on "Kimmel" the following night, along with some of his teammates.