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Kevin Hart curses at Drake over Sixers' loss to Raptors

Kevin Hart curses at Drake over Sixers' loss to Raptors

Kevin Hart is somewhat polarizing around the Philadelphia sports scene. You like him because he's "from here" and pulls for our squads but you hate him because he's something of a mush.

Fans had petitioned him to stay away from the Sixers during their playoff run — which he mostly obliged — but he still took some blame for who-knows-what-exactly after Philly fell to the Raptors in seven.

Anyway, Hart visited "Live with Kelly and Ryan" this week and they spoke at length about the tough series loss to the Toronto Raptors and also the roll Drake played in it.

"[Drake] wanted to bet on the series and I didn't because he doesn't pay," Hart said. "I think my frustrations from the past is probably what brought some of the negativity into this series. If I had a bet, we probably would have won. Because I didn't bet, he reversed me. He hit me with a reverse-woo."

"You know what's bad," Hart continued. "I didn't even go to the series. I didn't go to no games because I'm so superstitious. I went to games last year and then we lost to Boston."

Then they discussed Drake "cursing" the Sixers by wearing a pair of 76ers shorts during the series. 

"[Drake] wore our team shorts because he's a jerk," Hart said. "He put the reverse on himself because everybody was saying whoever he roots for loses. I should have done the same thing, I should have put on a Toronto Raptors uniform and I didn't. I let my city down. I let my city down."

The segment ended with Kelly and Ryan asking Hart to share a message directly with Drake, who watches regularly. You can watch the whole segment and Hart's very colorful parting message below.

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Some Sixers fans really don't want Kevin Hart at Game 3 in Philly

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Some Sixers fans really don't want Kevin Hart at Game 3 in Philly

The Sixers bounced back in a big way in game 2 up in Toronto on Monday night which, in addition to making the series competitive heading back to Philadelphia, allowed Philly fans everywhere to gain a few notches in their Trash Talking meters.

Count comedian Kevin Hart among us.

Hart may have found a target to unleash his many words upon:

Musical stylings aside, I don't think a single person who roots for the Sixers enjoyed seeing Drake courtside up in The Six cheering on his Raptors and talking smack. Hart, being a well-established Philly sports fan, tweeted at Drake after the game.

Only problem is, Hart doesn't have the best track record when it comes to attending Sixers games. One brilliant sports writer wondered in 2018 if we need to ban Kevin Hart from attending Sixers games.

James Harden and Dwyane Wade have famously said that Hart's antics motivated them to torch the Sixers. It has been ugly in the past.

So when Hart tweeted at Drake, the response was an overwhelming "please don't go to the game!" from his followers. A sampling:

Now, Hart may have bad luck at Sixers games, but he's not a total mush. Although he may at times be a lush. Remember that time the Eagles won the Super Bowl and Hart made a big scene?

So, keep an eye out for Hart courtside on Thursday. If the Sixers lose, you'll have someone to blame other than Kawhi and Brett.

Kevin Hart and Ben Simmons get icy on LeBron James

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Kevin Hart and Ben Simmons get icy on LeBron James

Kevin Hart had his favorite basketball player from his hometown Sixers on his YouTube show “Cold As Balls” in an episode the diminutive funnyman dedicated to the city of Philadelphia.

Hart takes extra special care of Ben Simmons as he’s getting in and out of the ice bath to make sure there’s no freak accident that could derail the Sixers’ title run this season.

Hart, who is frequently seated courtside at Sixers games, asked Simmons his thoughts on Hart’s infamous trash talking.

“There was this one time against the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade — you were talking sh** to him the whole time — he hit a big shot right in my face. I remember I was like, ‘Why is Kevin talking to him! He’s got to sit down and enjoy the game,’” Simmons said.

Hart brought up the meeting LeBron James, a mentor of Simmons', took with the Sixers during his free agency this past summer before he opted to join the Los Angeles Lakers.

Simmons said Philly may have been more of a consideration earlier in James' career, which kind of implied winning may not be James’ sole focus in Los Angeles. Yep. Hart and Simmons joked that the Sixers don’t need him anyway.

“We got this,” Simmons said.

Perhaps the best moment from the icy chat was when Hart asked Simmons what he would say to Simmons' Rookie of the Year competition Donovan Mitchell if he had the opportunity.

“Nothing,” Simmons said with big smile. “He knows.”

The two also talk Philly, video games, burner accounts, wild animals, Australia, Bentleys, and much more. You can watch the segment below. It's pretty much the polar opposite of Joel Embiid on "Hot Ones."



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