Jimmy Kimmel Continues to Troll Vacationing Magic Johnson in the Most Hilarious Way

Jimmy Kimmel is living his best life on vacation with Magic Johnson — thanks to a little photoshop! On Tuesday, July 2, the late night talk show host, 56, found a creative (and hilarious) way to join the former NBA star, 64, in Ibiza, Spain

Published Time: 04.07.2024 - 06:31:13 Modified Time: 04.07.2024 - 06:31:13

Jimmy Kimmel is living his best life on vacation with Magic Johnson — thanks to a little photoshop!

On Tuesday, July 2, the late night talk show host, 56, found a creative (and hilarious) way to join the former NBA star, 64, in Ibiza, Spain. 

“¡Buenos Días from Ibiza! #MagicSummer,” Kimmel captioned an Instagram photo of himself standing with Johnson and his wife Cookie Johnson.

At first glance, it might appear that Kimmel was actually present and enjoying some fun in the sun aboard the couple’s boat, but a double take shows the comedian edited himself into the photo op. 

Kimmel even kicked things up a notch by wearing a T-shirt with a photoshopped image of him and the Lakers living legend riding on a jet ski together. 

It’s also worth noting that the original photo can be found on Magic’s social media account.

“Thank you for leaving so much space for me on the left side of the photo,” Kimmel commented, hinting at the antics to come.

In Magic’s Instagram carousel, he showed off photos from his and Cookie’s travels with their friends, including other famous faces such as Samuel L. Jackson and his wife LaTanya Jackson, and Cedric the Entertainer and his wife Lorna Wells.

The group had lunch on the beach at Juan Y Andrea. 

“We ate the catch of the day, fresh sea bass and lobster… So delicious!” Magic wrote.

Ahead of Kimmel’s photoshopped upload on Wednesday, the famed pro athlete shared another set of Instagram ph -

otos, announcing: “We are officially on vacation!!”

Jackson, 75, and Cedric, 60, also appeared in the group shot with their spouses — and so did Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearney in the television personality's own version. 

“Another #MagicSummer begins!” Kimmel captioned the faux photo.

The post garnered a response from Jackson, who joked about Kimmel not chipping in on travel expenses. 

“@jimmykimmel still got Alligator Arms when the check comes!!” Jackson wrote under the altered image.

The NBA legend and his wife of nearly 33 years have become known for their luxurious annual vacations.

Last summer, the couple was joined by Jackson and Michael Jordan, among others, for a group trip featuring stops in Antibes, France; Portofino, Italy; and more.

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"I met so many amazing young fans! I’m blown away because none of them were even born when I was playing basketball," the basketball star wrote of their stop in Capri, Italy. "We were in the store today and they were all chanting 'Magic, Magic.' "

While in Italy in July 2023, Magic and Samuel posed for a selfie after they “ran into” legendary music exec Clive Davis.

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