The friendship between Miami Heat star guard Dwyane Wade and comedian Kevin Hart has been fractured, and there’s no one to blame but the NBA playoffs. Wade told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that he and Hart are “not friends right now,” adding that once the postseason comes to an end, they will be back on good terms. “We're not friends right now," Wade said. "We made it very clear we're not friends now. But we'll be friends after the playoffs is over with. We're not friends. I don’t like him."
Following Wade’s breakout performance in Game 2 where he scored a team-high 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting to help lead the Miami Heat to a 113-103 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, he was asked by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne to explain what got into him. “Kevin Hart,” he said, bluntly. “You can thank Kevin Hart for that.”
Wade said Hart was talking trash throughout the game as he sat courtside with Allen Iverson.
Wade responded to the heckling by making one big play after another in crunch time, squashing the Sixers’ hopes of comeback win, and tying the series up at one. With the series headed to Miami tonight for Game 3, Hart is determined to bring the heat on Wade’s home court. That is, if the Philly native can even get inside the arena.