Jimmy Reveals J.J. Watt Is Sports Illustrated’s 2017 Sportsperson of the Year

Jimmy Reveals J.J. Watt Is Sports Illustrated’s 2017 Sportsperson of the Year


-Since 1954,
“Sports Illustrated” has presented the
Sportsperson of the Year Award to the player, coach, or team
who best personifies athletic achievement and sportsmanship
on and off the field. And tonight,
we’re going to reveal your 2017 Sportsperson
of the Year honoree right here on “The Tonight Show.” [ Cheers and applause ]
[ Drum roll ] The 2017 “Sports Illustrated”
Sportsperson of the Year is a three-time NFL
Defensive Player of the Year. He raised over $37 million
for the city of Houston in the wake
of Hurricane Harvey. Ladies and gentlemen,
from the Houston Texans, please welcome J.J. Watt! [ Cheers and applause ] [ Band playing ] [ Cheers and applause ] There it is.
-Look at that. -Oh, my goodness!
-That’s incredible. -Congratulations.
-Oh, thank you. Thank you.
I appreciate it. -So, how does it feel?
What is it — What does it mean to you
to win this award? -Oh, it’s unbelievable.
I mean, I think this award, I mean, it’s
Sportsperson of the Year, but I think Jose
and I both will tell you that it’s much more
than just two people. It’s a whole city, and my —
on my side, it’s over 200,000 people
who donated money to help rebuild the city,
so it’s an award that’s so much bigger than sports,
and I just — I can’t thank
“Sports Illustrated” enough and I can’t thank all the people
out there enough who helped out. -Absolutely. [ Cheers and applause ] Here it is again.
Just get a good look at this. Jose Altuve as well. This — This award’s been given
to Muhammad Ali, Derek Jeter. I mean this is —
It’s a big honor, but I think it was pretty clear
what you’ve done this past year was just outstanding.
-Thank you. -I mean, for everyone
in Houston, I will just say, if you
don’t know this, you should, but you raised so much money
for Houston. You, I think you had
the goal of raising $200,000. -Yeah, so I started out —
We were stranded in Dallas. We couldn’t get back to Houston
because of the flooding, so I just wanted to start
and do whatever I could to help. And I honestly didn’t know if
we would reach $200,000. I was like, let’s see if
we can get $200,000. You were unbelievably generous,
donating $1 million over your show,
so thank you to Jimmy. -Absolutely. [ Cheers and applause ] -And so many —
I mean, it just took off. It just took off, and yeah.
-It moved everybody. But how much did you raise?
-$37 million. Yeah, we raised
over $37 million. [ Cheers and applause ] -How awesome.
You’re just fantastic. -Yeah, thank you. I actually —
-And it just shows how great this country is.
-I actually just had a chance this last week, I was out —
I mean, I’ve been on crutches for a while but I was just out
visiting some of the sites that we’re rebuilding. We’re going to rebuild
hundreds of homes. We’re gonna rebuild
childcare centers. We’re gonna distribute
a whole bunch of food to all the areas,
some medical care. And I was just out visiting
some of the areas and I mean, it’s devastating but
at the same time, it’s been so incredible to see
the positive spirit that these people have kept
throughout such a tough time. -Yeah.
Speaking of — [ Cheers and applause ] Speaking of your injury, how are
you feeling, by the way? -I feel great.
I feel great. I only walk with a cane
for two reasons. One, to appease my trainer,
and two, to get sympathy from my girlfriend.
-Yeah. Also, it’s a pretty cool cane.
-Yeah, I mean, they told me I had to have a cane.
So I said, “Well, let me –” -Look at this thing.
I mean, good God. Holy moly.
-I mean, I couldn’t walk around with, like, a aalker, you know? -No, yeah, no. You’re J.J. Watt.
Yeah, you got to show off. Yeah, you got to walk around. That could be just part
of your move in life. Just always have a cane.
-I now have a cane for life. -Yeah, that’s your move, yeah.
-I now have a cane so — -I totally — yeah.
I support that, totally.

73 Replies to “Jimmy Reveals J.J. Watt Is Sports Illustrated’s 2017 Sportsperson of the Year”

  1. Trae Tha Truth still puttin in work in the actual streets of Houston where its still a lot of people without stuff. So where exactly do those millions go?

  2. Congrats to a man that raised over 3.7 million dollars to help people. He's what people should aspire to be. Not that fucking thug loser Colin Craperknick.

  3. It's all good helping his own community but really the money should be sent to Puerto Rico they are more deserving and need it more the lifes are literally on the line!!! They don't get more help soon more people will die from cholera and other waterborne diseases

  4. Should also be GQ man of the year. Fuck Kaepernick. Didn't do shit but not stand. Before y'all argue, Kaepernick said he'll stand for the anthem if he got a quarterback job again.

  5. When we have Africa for the Africans, Asia for the Asians, but White countries for everyone, what is the result?
    The result, over time, is fewer and fewer White children. Is this some accident?
    Under international law, imposing conditions on a race leading to its destruction over time is genocide. Forcing us to share our living space with more and more non-Whites is doing just that.
    They say they are anti-racist, but what they are is anti-White.
    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  6. American football is played only in one country. WTF. Give the award to a guy with bigger competition. Its sportsperson of the year USA

  7. What a fucking beast. The fact that he didn’t win the person of the year after all he’s done for the city of Houston is beyond me.

  8. Why do these rich Houston Colleges and Professional sports teams always ask poor people to donate??
    I bet the Dallas Cowboys alone can buy the city of Houston if they wanted to lol.

  9. People are idiots when it comes to Kaep. He's an icon and my son being bi-racial I'm so glad he has someone to look up to with Kaep. He's more than deserving on Man of The Year

  10. JJ didn’t do shit for Houston. There are people here without housing. The money went to a rich lily-white suburb. He didn’t come out to the neighborhoods that were really effected by flooding. The real hero is Mattress Mack and others helped the city not this clown.

  11. I'm from the UK…….why doesn't your government cover the cost for people, properties & businesses needing aid after a natural disaster that's occurred in your own country? Why do you need to fund-raise if you've all already paid your taxes? Genuine question x

  12. If anyone is interested, this is the walking cane found J. J. Watt used on the tonight show https://www.fashionablecanes.com/84204.html

  13. There's gonna be a big build up to the announcement of the player of the year on The Tonight Show! Or you can just see the video title in the side bar.

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