Meek Mill and Kevin Hart sat together courtside (see story), but they weren’t the only Philadelphia notables taking in Game 5 of the Sixers-Heat series at the Wells Fargo Center.
Take a look at others in the crowd as the Sixers bounced the Heat from the playoffs Tuesday (see game recap).
Eagles owner Jeff Lurie had fun with Hart and Meek Mill.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf was in the building.
Corey Clement was joined by fellow Eagles Jalen Mills, Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson, Derek Barnett and Wendell Smallwood. New York Jets wide receiver and Temple product, Robby Anderson, was also in attendance.
Former Sixers Jumaine Jones, Nik Stauskas, Marc Iavaroni, Billy Owens and Tim Perry watched the game. The NCAA champion Villanova Wildcats, with NBA-level talents of their own, were honored at half court.
Boxers Bernard Hopkins, Bryant Jennings and Jessie Hart watched the Sixers throw a knockout punch.
Musical artists Biz Markie, Beanie Sigel, Chill Moody and Lil Dicky also were among the 21,171 sellout crowd.
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.
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.