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Kobe Bryant Performs Steve Urkel-Themed Slam Poem On Fallon’s “Tonight Show” (Watch)

Watch Kobe Bryant perform a slam poem about Steve Urkel on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Photo: Kobe Bryant [NBC]

Update: Kobe Bryant appeared as the lead guest on Monday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

In addition to participating in an interview, Bryant took the stage to perform a slam poem.

The topic? “Family Matters” character Steve Urkel.

A video of the slam poem and photos from the taping follow:

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0660 — Pictured: Athlete Kobe Bryant performs “Family Matters” Slam Poetry on April 24, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0660 — Pictured: Musical guest “Big Boi” performs with “The Roots” on April 24, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0660 — Pictured: Musical guest “Big Boi” performs with “The Roots” on April 24, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0660 — Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Kathryn Hahn with host Jimmy Fallon during interview on April 24, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0660 — Pictured: (l-r) Athlete Kobe Bryant with host Jimmy Fallon during an interview on April 24, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0660 — Pictured: (l-r) “Sports Illustrated Kids” Reporter Max Bonnstetter with athlete Kobe Bryant during interview on April 24, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0660 — Pictured: (l-r) “Sports Illustrated Kids” Reporter Max Bonnstetter, athlete Kobe Bryant, and host Jimmy Fallon during interview on April 24, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

Kobe Bryant is the headline guest on Monday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” and he is not simply there for an interview.

The basketball great also participates in a “‘Family Matters’ Slam Poetry” segment.

The segment factors prominently into commercials for Monday’s episode.

In addition to Bryant’s appearance, Monday’s “Tonight Show” features interview appearances by Sports Illustrated Kids reporter Max Bonnstetter and Kathryn Hahn. Big Boi closes the show with a performance of his new single.

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