MIAMI – Actor Kevin Hart didn’t appreciate Dwyane Wade saying that Sixers fans could thank Hart for Wade’s 28-point performance in the Heat’s Game 2 victory over Philadelphia.
Wade and Hart talked trash during the game with Hart sitting courtside opposite the Heat’s bench, and exchanged barbs on social media following the game.
But Wade got the last laugh over the comedian when he stared down Hart, who was sitting with Sixers legend Allen Iverson, after Wade buried a jumper with about 45 seconds remaining that sealed Miami’s win.
Wade was asked today if Hart will be at tonight’s Game 3 in Miami. The series is tied 1-1.
“I don’t really care,” Wade said. “We’re not friends right now. We made it very clear we’re not friends now, but we’ll be friends after the playoffs is over with. We’re not friends. I don’t like him.”
Hart, 38, was born in Philadelphia. He was banned from the stage following the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory over the Patriots in February but the Sixers are making him feel part of the team during the playoffs.
Heat guard Wayne Ellington, also a Philadelphia native, was asked how nice it was to see Hart put in his place.
“That was pretty cool,” Ellington said. “Kev and his little self over there talking trash. … We’ll see if he comes out to our building. It was cool though. Add more fuel to the fire.”
Ellington said Hart was chirping during pregame.
“I said ‘Man, sit your little butt down.’ But it’s all fun and jokes. Obviously, he’s a comedian. That’s his job.”