Kevin Hart brings his talent to South African
JOHANNESBURG – Members of a basketball development programme in the North West got to ride with a special star this week, in the form of Hollywood superstar Kevin Hart.
The comedian won the “Harts” of the kids of the NBA Africa Junior programme in Phokeng in the North West.
Hart, an avid basketball fan who is in the country on a new stand-up comedy tour, visited Phokeng to show his support for the NBA’s outreach efforts in South Africa.
“What I see today is kids not only being active, but kids being positive and happy. And when you’re being active, it puts a smile on your face, so why not do it as much as you possibly can?” said Hart.
Hart was welcomed by the royal Bafokeng family who anointed him with a South African name.
“My new name is Mpho and what it means is a Gift. Basically, giving the gift of laughter and the present… I take things like that very seriously and I’m humbled by it, so you guys when I’m here, call me Mpho,” he said.