Kevin Hart showcased his comedic flair on ESPN’s alternative “NBA Unplugged” broadcast during the Knicks’ dominant victory over the 76ers on Friday night. While discussing the game, the conversation shifted to fellow comedian Katt Williams.
In a recent podcast episode on “Cub Shay Shay” with host Shannon Sharpe, Williams took jabs at Hart, stating, “In 15 years in Hollywood, no one in Hollywood has a memory of a sold-out Kevin Hart show, there being a line for him, ever getting a standing ovation at any comedy club. He already had his deals when he got here.”
Hart, who appeared to respond to these comments on X (formerly known as Twitter) by promoting his new movie “Lift” on Netflix, didn’t shy away from making a few jests during the live NBA show with the Plastic Cup Boyz.
Playfully delivering “fun” facts about Williams, some related to the Knicks, Hart quipped, “Another fun fact about the New York Knicks, I don’t know if you guys know this, but Katt Williams bought the Knicks, and it’s rumored that he took the Knicks back, returned them with a receipt. He’s the first person to ever do that. He bought them for 15 days and returned them. That’s another fun fact about the New York Knicks.”
Hart also humorously claimed that Williams “played” for the Knicks and, as the live feed transitioned to the Lakers-Grizzlies pregame, threw in another joke involving Ja Morant: “Another known fact, Katt dropped [Morant] off. He gave him a ride.”
Whether these jokes will quell the rivalry or fuel it further remains to be seen.