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Mo’ne Davis silences Kevin Hart


Mo’ne Davis who is a Little League phenomenon was so skillful on the basketball court she temporarily silenced trash-talking Kevin Hart who is starring in “Wedding Ringer”. Davis, who is 13 years old, was playing in the All-Star Celebrity Game against opponents that were more than double her age. She drove right past Hart who was voted the game’s MVP for the fourth time, with an amazing spin for an effortless looking layup in the first quarter Friday night.


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Mo’ne Davis on the cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine

Davis had said, “That was pretty cool I work on it, but usually don’t do it. It was the right time to do it.” Hart had “no excuses,” as he returned to the huddle shortly after Davis’s spectacular layup had been made.
Madison Square Garden was brimming with excitement with stars from the NBA, WNBA and Hollywood just two nights before the NBA All-Star Game is played the falling Sunday. However much of the attention was focused on the teenager. She received one of the loudest ovations from the crowd at her introduction before the game.

Davis who is a pitcher, quickly soared to fame as the first female to win a Little League World Series game. She is only in the in eighth grade but already plays basketball for the high school varsity team.
“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. Hart announced his retirement from the game while receiving his MVP trophy. “It’s my fourth MVP,” the comedian said. “I can’t do no more.”

The West team was coached by ESPN personality Mike Golic and Spike Lee, ESPN Mike Greenberg coached the East team. The game also included actors Anthony Anderson, Common, Nick Cannon, Sarah Silverman, Ansel Elgort, Chadwick Boseman, Jesse Williams and Michael Rapaport.

Michelle Hinojosa
Michelle Hinojosa writes and reports media for Popcrunch and is an active member in the LBGT community. She is a graduate of Washington State University with degree's in Social Services, English, History and Psychology.

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