Philadelphia's own Kevin Hart is a big basketball fan. He's dominated the NBA All-Star Celebrity game for years and he's been spotted multiple times in the past few seasons sitting courtside at the Wells Fargo Center to watch the Sixers.
Hart was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night and explained why he enjoys going to games.
To talk mad $h!*.
"I go there to sit courtside to mess with the players," Harts explains. "That's literally all I go for. It gets so bad because they can tell when I've had too many drinks and I'm slurring. 'You ain't gonna make that shot!'"
Hart goes on to tell a story about the time Houston Rockets' star James Harden was in Philly and lit us up.
"I pissed James Harden off. I'm in Philadelphia, we're filming Untouchable. I had a day off so I decided to go to the Sixers game. Harden is playing and he's off the whole first quarter. He's off. I say, 'You know why you're off? Because you're in my city! Your beard stinks! I hate your calves.' I was saying a bunch of stuff to him."
"He got mad. He said, 'Remember all of this because I'm about to cook you.'"
"I said, 'You're gonna cook me?! Well put me in a pot! Cause I'm ready to be cooked.' I don't even know why he's paying me this much attention."
This is where the story goes off the rails a bit. Hart says he scored 55 points and the Rockets beat the Sixers by 30 or so. But those numbers don't really jive.
Somebody jumped the gun this week in a promotion for Super Bowl LII. Or did they?
This year's Super Bowl will feature either the Patriots or Jaguars taking on either the Eagles or Vikings. Unless there is some conspiracy afoot!
You see, there is an image going around that the NFL posted a promo of Super Bowl LII featuring only the Patriots and Vikings along with some head-scratching text. Just another attempt to disrespect the Birds!
Turns out the posting doesn't look like it came from an official NFL account. It included the following text:
Your team is headed to Super Bowl LII...and you could too! When you donate to United Way, you could score 2 club-level seats to watch the PATRIOTS vs. the VIKINGS battle it out for the coveted Super Bowl title! But...that's not all! You could also WIN pre-game sideline access + other cool perks! Don't pass up this touchdown experience - donate TODAY for your chance to WIN big
So are the conference championship games fixed?!? Unlikely.
NBC Sports Philly's Amy Fadool explains, "Just so you know...that site is not sponsored with the NFL nor United Way. It just is a prize website that uses prizes to get donations to the United Way. So that pic is fake. But the site is real."
Just so you know...that site is not sponsored with the NFL nor United Way. It just is a prize website that uses prizes to get donations to the United Way. So that pic is fake. But the site is real. https://t.co/auDpLrulhH
But many Philadelphia fans are into it, so we're running with it on Sunday when the Birds take on the Vikings in the NFC Championship game at the Linc.
Eagles center Jason Kelce joined Angelo Cataldi on the 94 WIP morning show and talked about what it was like to witness the wild 4th down stand to win the game against the Falcons last week. But he also spoke about the big game this coming Sunday with the Vikings.
Fans wearing dog masks in the stadium came up after a few of the Eagles adopted the underdog mentality quite literally.
Kelce had a message for fans with masks inside the Linc.
"A quieter crowd is always beneficial to the offense," Kelce said.
"Take the dog masks off when the [Eagles'] defense is on the field. We need as much noise out there as we can get."
"If you really want to see a home field advantage, all you have to do is look at how much better a defense is at home or away. Our defense has been great everywhere for the most part but I think they've been averaging something like less than 13 points at home. Something crazy. The noise level affects offenses more. The fact that our crowd gets so into it when our defense is on the field it's hard for opposing offenses to function. We even got a little of that up at MetLife Stadium when Eli Manning was complaining."
You can listen to Kelce's full interview below (via CBS) and start training your screaming voice for Sunday now. Gonna be loud at the Linc.