The Philadelphia 76ers advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs on Tuesday (April 24) night after defeating the Miami Heat 104-91 in game 5 of the series. This was the first time that the team accomplished this goal since 2012.
Needless to say, every Philly fan who watched the game was more than excited when this happened. The Sixers had one hell of a night! But, we low-key already knew that the team was going to win big. Fresh out of prison, Meek Mill rang the ceremonial pre-game bell, just a couple hours after he was released from prison. The Sixers' co-owner Michael Rubin actually picked the rapper up from prison and FLEW him on a helicopter, so he could make it in time to rang it. Talk about legendary status.
Meek brought in the game, while rocking a Joel Embiid jersey. Then, Meek sat court side with Kevin Hart to watch his hometown team make history. The fact that the Sixers did make history when Meek was in the house couldn't have been a coincidence, right? They needed to make their Philly hero proud!
After the W, Embiid was so happy about the playoffs that he couldn't hold back his joy. When Hart approached him to give him some dap, the 5'5 comedian got carried away -- no seriously -- by the 7-foot athlete. Check out the funny moment below.
And in the age of social media, this hilarious moment inspired some classic reactions. Take a look at some of the best ones below.
He laughed, but inside he was like pic.twitter.com/oawqgWN9VY— Geb (@gebguddaye) April 25, 2018
Joel Embiid and Kevin Hart after the game pic.twitter.com/oGH3wsPBae— NBA Be Like (@NBABeLike) April 25, 2018
Embiid n Mini Me pic.twitter.com/A17RCdULy4— James Werts (@james_werts) April 25, 2018
Hart later reacted to the hilarious moment, himself, on Instagram. See his response below.
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