Jimmy Fallon and LeBron James Teach Us How to Play Wastepaper Basketball

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We've all done it, you get a little slaphappy during a long day at work and suddenly your co-workers turn into cubicle-dwelling competitors. In this video, Jimmy Fallon shows us the proper way to play wastepaper basketball. Come to find out, we've been doing it all wrong.

First of all, we have never had cheerleaders, which adds a whole new level of awesomeness to the game. Sure, they're WAY too enthusiastic about the inter-office competition, but it never hurts to have someone cheering you on.

During Jimmy's rap, we also learned a couple of other new things--like the fact that tissues and lunch napkins can be used as wastepaper basketballs. Who knew? That totally changes the game because obviously, they don't have the same trajectory that a clunky piece of paper does, so you really have to hone in on your shooting skills to adapt to the difference. It's kind of like when professional tennis players have to modify their game to adjust to clay, grass or solid cement courts--except that you're not a professional tennis player--you're a business professional and, come to think of it, you're really not acting very professional at all, which brings us to our next point...

Whatever you do, do NOT get caught by your boss. That's a pretty standard rule for most things we do around the office, but it's extra important when it comes to playing wastepaper basketball, especially if you're using important documents (hey, desperate times call for desperate measures).

Check out the video above to see Jimmy and LeBron James show you how it's done.

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