Kevin Hart takes his beef with Dwyane Wade to the Miami skies

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Kevin Hart takes his beef with Dwyane Wade to the Miami skies

Dwyane Wade torched the Sixers in Game 2 in Philadelphia on Monday.

Following the big win, Wade said it was comedian Kevin Hart sitting courtside that helped motivate him.

The two took to Twitter to continue their trash talk where Wade pointed out that Hart couldn't be in Miami for Game 3.

That didn't stop Hart from making his presence felt down in Florida. Hart had an airplane fly a message, "Kevin Hart was here," along with a trust the process and Mountain Dew hashtag.

Here's what Hart had to say about it on his Instagram:

Even tho I didn't make it to Miami I felt the need to make my presence felt....Swipe thru my pictures and look at the banner that I had flown across American Airlines Arena....I just wanted to let @dwyanewade know that I'm everywhere 😂😂😂😂 Let’s goooooooo SIXERS!!!!!! Major thank you to my @mountaindew family for helping me pull this off last minute!!!!! #Philadelphia #Playoffs#MountainDewKickStart #TrustTheProcess... that’s what #TTP Means just in case u didn’t know!!!!!!

Did the sky message spook Wade? The Heat legend got off to a slow first half, shooting 0 for 4 from the field with a couple of free throws, but his Heat held a one-point lead at halftime.

Expect Hart to keep the chatter going throughout the series and beyond. That guy likes to talk.

Maybe we need to ban Kevin Hart from Sixers games

Maybe we need to ban Kevin Hart from Sixers games

OK, so banning Kevin Hart from Sixers games seems a bit harsh. But maybe the Sixers at least get him a nice suite seat instead of standing right there on the court where opposing players claim he's motivation.

Any seat in the building where the players on the court can't hear him would work just fine.

James Harden has said that Hart's trash talk motivated him to cook the Sixers a couple of seasons ago. And now Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade got into it with Hart last night.

Wade was red hot, finishing the night with 28 off the bench on an impressive 11-16 shooting.

"When you got people like Kevin Hart talking on the sideline, when you got the crowd saying all the things they're saying, I heard a lot of things tonight, and it's all used as motivation," Wade said. "To be able to hush a whole crowd, that's a great feeling."

The two could be seen jawing after Wade's huge shot in the final minute. Hart was seated near Allen Iverson, who Wade showed respect for following the game.

Hart and Wade kept the chatter up on Twitter following the game as well.

So I don't know. Maybe Hart should stay in a suite like he did for the Eagles Super Bowl. That turned out better.

'Sick and tired' Joel Embiid posts vulgar message after missing Game 2

'Sick and tired' Joel Embiid posts vulgar message after missing Game 2

It’s safe to say Joel Embiid did not agree with the Sixers’ decision to hold him out of Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Heat.

Embiid took to social media minutes after the Sixers' 113-103 loss (see observations), and he did not mince words. The All-Star center made it abundantly clear he's unhappy with the team for taking overly precautionary measures with his health, and threw an F-bomb in there to really drive the point home.

“F------ sick and tired of being babied,” Embiid wrote on his Instagram story.


Despite clearing the NBA’s concussion protocol prior to Game 2, the Sixers determined holding Embiid out was “best for Joel’s health,” coach Brett Brown revealed pregame. There is currently no timetable for Embiid's return.

Here's what Brown had to say postgame (more here):

He just wants to play basketball. He wants to be with his team, he wants to play in front of the fans and he wants to see this through. When he’s not able to do that, he gets frustrated, and I respect his frustrations. It’s born out of him wanting to be with his team. And so the medical side, different reasons, I’m not going to go there. But I do know the spirit he delivered that [Instagram story] you just talked about reflects my conversations with him. It’s completely driven by team, competitiveness, I want to play basketball, that type of feeling more than anything.

Meanwhile, Embiid had this to say to ESPN:

Though Embiid is in the clear as far as concussion symptoms are concerned, he’s still recovering from a broken orbital bone that will likely force him to wear a protective mask for the foreseeable future.

This is not the first time Embiid has clashed with the Sixers over injuries. Earlier this season, he fought against minutes restrictions and the team holding him out of back-to-backs after returning from a torn meniscus.

Embiid eventually won both of those battles, so don’t be surprised if he’s back on the court for Game 3 in Miami, especially with the series now tied 1-1.