Kevin Hart won his fourth consecutive MVP award, Mo’ne Davis stole the show.
Kevin Hart’s team lost, but he won his fourth MVP award in the 2015 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday night at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. The West, led by Skylar Diggins of the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock and Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera with 13 points each, won 59-51.
Hart still grabbed the MVP award even though his team lost, thanks to the public — a vote decided the winner. Hart promptly retired from the event, comparing himself to Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.
The game was tied at 45 with under five minutes to play, but the West pulled away down the stretch, mostly thanks to the intense play of Pera, who was doing his best Zach Randolph impression. Win Butler of Arcade Fire looked and played a lot like Kelly Olynyk, snatching up every rebound he had a chance to get.
Little League sensation Mo’ne Davis wasn’t on the court down the stretch for her West team, but she made the play of the night early on. With Hart trying to get in her head, she crossed him before spinning by for a pretty lay-up.
It wasn’t the only time Hart looked like a fool. Chris Mullin had the last laugh:
(h/t The Cauldron)
Yet Hart still won the MVP award. Shame on America for voting him to victory.
Another lowlight: ESPN showing an injured Jesse Williams (a star on Grey’s Anatomy) before heading to commercial, then failing to give any update whatsoever.
The answer to my long-held question of what happens when a celebrity game participant gets hurt: Go to commercial, pretend nothing happened
— Seth Rosenthal (@seth_rosenthal) February 14, 2015
Good thing Williams plays a doctor on TV — he also sent out an Instagram post that he’s okay.