While Fergie is getting dragged online for her performance of the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game over the weekend, Philly's own Kevin Hart is also being roasted on social media thanks to his pre-game intro performance.
Hart served as host for the event's pre-game show on Sunday, and kicked things off with an 11-minute sketch that many criticized for being too long. In the sketch, actor Rob Riggle played Hart's coach, but told the comedian that he is too "slow and short" to be an all-star player.
Fellow stars Queen Latifah, Ludacris, and Workaholics star Adam Devine also joined in for a musical montage about what qualifications Hart would need to be an NBA star.
Afterward, Hart went on to introduce each and every player participating in the game, only with the addition of a short roast for nearly every player. Jokes included Hart making fun of Goran Dragic's breath and Andre Drummond's apparently hairy back, as well as Damian Lillard's rap skills.
Social media users weren't impressed, and decided to do a little roasting of their own:
Received worse than Hart's pre-game performance, however, was Fergie's rendition of the National Anthem.
Hart, meanwhile, offered a little advice about trash-talking prior to the game on Sunday, telling For The Win that you have to be "good enough to get a response."
"Once you get a response, that calls for good banter. Good courtside trash talk is all based on banter," Hart said. "If I can get you to go back-and-forth with me, that's entertaining to myself and who else is with me. That's what makes an amazing courtside experience. I think I've been blessed enough to be able to do that at all different levels in this point and time in my life, which is a fun thing."
Hart was considerably more successful during the slam dunk contest where he aided Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell:
Mitchell advanced to the finals with a creative dunk in the first round that used his sister, Jordan, as well as the comedian Kevin Hart and Hart's son as props. For that dunk, Mitchell wore a Darrell Griffith Jazz jersey. Griffith participated in the first slam dunk contest in 1984.
The three helpers crouched in a line in front of the basket. Mitchell had an assistant toss the ball off the side of the backboard. He caught it and did a one-handed tomahawk dunk as he jumped over his sister, Hart and his son.
It earned a perfect 50.
"I appreciate Kevin Hart coming out there and helping me out," Mitchel said. "He's my favorite comedian."