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Hurt by Kevin Hart’s Repeated “Canceling”, 3x All-Star Issues a Stern Warning to Cold as Balls Host

Published 09/21/2023, 3:00 PM EDT

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Known for his stellar work in comedy, Kevin Hart is a world-renowned celebrity today. His hard work, combined with his sharp business acumen, has made him one of the richest and most sought after celebrities in the world. Despite that, Kevin Hart receives constant criticism from his critics. One of his critics is a 3x NBA all-star, who did not hold back from openly criticising the professional comedian on his YouTube channel.

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In a recent YouTube video, the 3x All-Star issues a stern warning to the world-renowned comedian/actor after his repeated “cancelling” act.

41-year-old NBA star ‘hurt’ by Kevin Hart


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Kevin Hart hosts a popular and successful Tv show called “Cold as Balls” where he invites all kinds of celebrities for an unconventional type of interview. The celebrity guest and Hart get into a bath-tub full of ice before the start of the interview. They stay in the ice tub for the entire interview. In a recent Instagram story, hurt by the repeated “cancelling” by Kevin Hart to get him on the show, former NBA star Gilbert Arenas called out the comedian.

Gilbert Arenas posted on his YouTube channel “No Chill Gill” addressing this issue. In the YouTube video, Arenas is wearing a similar bath robe to what Kevin Hart wears at the beginning of every episode of his show.


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The former NBA star began by saying, “My name is Gilbert Arenas and I have beef with Kevin Hart. I was supposed to be a guest on “Cold as Balls” for eight seasons now and he’s cancelled every m**********n time! I’m coming for his job.”.

The 3x All-Star issued a stern warning to the comedian as he claimed that he is working to replace Kevin Hart as the host of the show. The 41-year-old further played a clip of an episode from Kevin Hart’s “Cold as Balls” as he joked about the comedian’s height. In a playful attempt to replace Hart as the host of the famous show, Arenas gave a hilarious monologue of how he would ideally introduce himself as the host of the show at the beginning of every episode.

Concluding his speech, the NBA icon stated, “Kevin…stop cancelling on me goddamn it.”. He bursts into laughter as he re-emphasises, “I want to be on the show!”. But why has Kevin Hart been “cancelling” on the former NBA star?

NBA Stars other than Gilbert Arenas appeared on Kevin Hart’s “Cold As Balls”

Kevin Hart has had many current and former NBA stars on his show “Cold as Balls”. Some of them are Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, Allen Iverson, John Wall, and DeMar DeRozan.

Interestingly, controversial characters like Dennis Rodman have also made it to the show. Dennis Rodman’s iconic performances that helped the Chicago Bulls in their championship runs in the 1990s. He also lived one of the most interesting lives as an NBA player. So, strictly from “content creation” point of view, it’s a “no-brainier” to have Dennis “The MenaceRodman on the show, despite his past controversies.


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The “Cold as Balls” show offers a lot of entertainment for basketball fans who get to see their favourite NBA stars having fun. It provides insight into the mind of the NBA legends and which as a by-product, inspires people watching the show. It is only obvious that former NBA stars like Gilbert Arenas want to be a part of the successful tv show.

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Written by:

Akhil Chakravarthy


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Akhil is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the NBA for more than a decade and represented his state at the National level. To hone his understanding of the inner workings of the game, he closely follows the analysis of popular NBA insiders and reporters like Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania.
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Debmallya Chakraborty