Whoever put together the NBA All-Star Game player introductions has some 'splainin to do.
The NBA introduced a kinda-full Staples Center to their 2018 All-Stars about an hour ago, and boy was it weird. There were a lot of dancers in different themed costumes. Kevin Hart was screaming. Rob Riggle was screaming. Ludacris showed up? Hey! Did you know that the Barenaked Ladies are still a band? The NBA would like you to know they're still around. The whole thing was like when you're at an art museum and you're told that abstract piece in the corner is actually really meaningful but you gotta be honest, you don't get it.
Anyways, the internet hated it. Here are some highlights from the internet hating it:
Everyone watching this NBA All-Star game opening segment like pic.twitter.com/wgEIvvKM4s— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) February 19, 2018
I know the M.O. of the NBA All-Star game is to not try...but this Rob Riggle/Kevin Hart sketch is taking things to another level.— Cousin Sal (@TheCousinSal) February 19, 2018
When Kevin Hart tries to roast you during allstar intros pic.twitter.com/ETSEte7zY2— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) February 19, 2018
Kevin Hart could trip over his hoodie strings pic.twitter.com/jOwWYWiMXj— Colleen Wolfe (@ColleenWolfeNFL) February 19, 2018
people, we have empowered kevin hart for far too long.— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) February 19, 2018
this must stop.
THE NBA: “We want the players to take this game more seriously.”— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) February 19, 2018
ALSO THE NBA: “Here’s a really long skit with Kevin Hart and Rob Riggle to kick things off.”
We can now stop complaining about the 2018 NBA All-Star Game pre-show, and begin complaining about the 2018 NBA All-Star Game— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) February 19, 2018
The lesson here is that you never need Kevin Hart and Rob Riggle. One will do.