Kevin Hart and Ice Cube continued their promotional tour with a stop by the Philadelphia 76ers' practice on Thursday, where Hart believes he very nearly won a spot on the team.
A tip of the hat to ProBasketball Talk's Kurt Helin, who spotted the following video, which features the stars of the upcoming movie Ride Along.
Here is that video for the scant few who haven't been inundated with Hart and Ice Cube over the past month:
This is hardly the first time we have seen Hart show off his basketball skills. The diminutive comedian managed to win the lauded MVP award at the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game for the second year in a row.
Granted, that particular accolade was only lauded in the Hart household. However, he was back to dropping buckets from all corners of the court in what he jokes was a tryout on Thursday.
Hart begins, "People thought I was just messing around." To which his colleague offers, "What part, the missing?"
That's all the help Hart needs to go on a rant: "No, the missing was on purpose. It was just to get them where I wanted them. It was a tryout. And I think once they saw what I was capable of, now I have an opportunity if comedy doesn't work or if movies don't work, I can come here."
Always the sensible one, Hart finishes, "It's about a backup plan, Cube."
Sixers coach Brett Brown took the baton of seriousness and ran with it: "He was a much better shooter than I expected. You know, he had good form. He'd get his legs into his shot. Maybe, you could find a small place for him."
Was that a short joke, coach?
The 76ers are on a two-game skid, losing matchups against the Cavaliers and Timberwolves recently, so perhaps a bit of frivolity could do them well.
They tip off next against the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. However, we are going to assume Hart is out of the lineup for this clash.
We don't doubt that he could make it rain from all corners for Philadelphia, but we'd much rather have him keep his day job. He is pretty good at it.
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