Kevin Hart managed to walk away with his fourth MVP honor at the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game but he was on the wrong side of the top highlight when he was crossed up by female Little League star Mo’ne Davis.
Excuse me, that’s AP Female Athlete of Year Mo’ne Davis.
Playing in the All-Star Celebrity Game against opponents more than twice her age, the 13-year-old drove past Hart, the game’s MVP for the fourth time, with a spectacular spin move for an easy layup in the first quarter Friday night.
“That was pretty cool,” Davis said. “I work on it, but usually don’t do it. It was the right time to do it.”
Hart, who like Davis is from Philadelphia, said, “No excuses,” as he returned to the huddle shortly after her basket.
“It was a lot of fun, a lot of people never saw me play basketball,” she said. “To play in the celebrity All-Star game was pretty cool.”
The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year finished the All-Star Game with four points, helping the West team beat the East 59-51. Hart had 15 points.
“She was really impressive out there,” said WNBA star Skylar Diggins. “She definitely held her own.”
Davis was a little star struck, too. She made sure to take a photo with Diggins after the game before she left.