, who has become an L.A. Lakers fan and hangs out with Kobe Bryant
, hasn't fared so well actually playing basketball. The Galaxy midfielder suffered a cut on his
nose playing with his 9-year-old son, Brooklyn
. While appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Beckham explained, "I was playing basketball
with my eldest son [and he] threw the ball at the net and it bounced off the ring and smacked me in the face." Beckham also recounted his fears when a fan charged toward him on the field during
last weekend's MLS game.
Beckham explained he was frightened because the young man wasn't smiling as he ran toward him. But the field invader high-fived and hugged Beckham before
getting tackled by Beckham teammate Chris Klein
The Los Angeles Times
that Beckham helped the fan to his feet before he was taken away by security.
"I was slightly concerned when I first saw him running at me because he didn't have a smile on his face
and he didn't have a Galaxy shirt on," Beckham told the L.A. Times. "So I didn't know if he was going to come and give me a hug or something else.
"These things happen in games all
over the world. Luckily, he just wanted to give me a high five and that was the end of it."
for David Beckham's
appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live!
for video of the fan field invasion incident (3:30 mark)