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Matt Kemp went on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' and revealed how he learned he'd been traded back to L.A.

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The Dodgers are on an incredible run right now and have opened up their largest lead in the National League West all season. So, with an off-day on Thursday, Matt Kemp took a break from his usual routine of watching TV to hang out with Jimmy Kimmel. Dressed in a pair of black Capri pants, black jacket and one of those effortless, surely-incredibly-expensive white T-shirts that fashion bloggers say are a must have, Kemp discussed his offseason workout regime (how much weight did he lose? "Enough"), Yasiel Puig's antics and what it's like to play in front of the Dodgers' fans. 
Perhaps most interesting was the story he told about when he learned he had been traded back to L.A. in the offseason. 
"I was at lunch with a bunch of friends, and one of our friends was about to propose to his girlfriend. He was trying to plan out how he was going to do it. I got a call from my agent who told me I got traded. I asked him where and he started laughing and, I'm like 'What?' and he said, 'You're going back to the Dodgers,' so I started fist pumping." 
The show also came on the heels of Matt Kemp bobblehead day and Kemp and Kimmel debated over how lifelike the figurine was. Kemp said that it was pretty spot on as they captured the pine tar on the back of the jersey and even the green eyes.
You can compare the two and watch the full interview below: 

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