'Champions' Sneak Peek: J.J. Totah Shows Off Elaborate 'LeBron-Taught' Handshake (Exclusive)

ET exclusively debuts a first look from Thursday's episode featuring guest star Hasan Minhaj.

How do you compete with a cool, rich uncle?

On Thursday's episode of Champions, titled "My Fair Uncle," Michael's (J.J. Totah) rich and super dapper Uncle Ro (The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj) -- whose opulent lifestyle has always impressed Michael -- unexpectedly crashes a fancy dinner outing that Vince (Anders Holm) and Matthew (Andy Favreau) have planned. As expected, things go hilariously awry for Vince from that moment on. 

"You remember that handshake LeBron taught us right?" Ro enthusiastically greets Michael at the restaurant in ET's exclusive clip, before the two proceed to show off an impressively elaborate handshake the NBA superstar once showed them.

And Uncle Ro never skimps out on luxurious gifts, surprising his nephew with a $100 bill. "These guys don't even give me an allowance?!" Michael exclaims, eyes wide in elation. Clearly out of his financial depths, Vince attempts to explain his lack of monetary gifts: "We don't want to spoil him." But his brother, Matthew, reveals the less-than-stellar reason. Watch the exclusive sneak peek above to see what happens next.

Holm, who plays Totah's TV dad on the Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy-created series, praised the 16-year-old actor for elevating his character to another level.

"When I read the pilot, my first reaction was whoever gets this part that they created for Michael is going to be a primetime star," Holm told ET in a recent interview. "It's on the page, and the scary thing about that is then you gotta go find somebody to fill those shoes. Is this kid out there? Then, you find J.J. He gives this character some three-dimensionality that makes it believable and not just a caricature of, 'Wouldn't it be funny to see this kid?'"

Champions airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.


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