BROOKLYN, N.Y. – There was a party in Brooklyn on Monday night (March 29), and Hip Hop crashed it. The Brooklyn Nets’ victory over the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves saw Lil Baby and his protege 42 Dugg courtside while BK’s own Lil Kim held down the halftime show for the 2,000 fans in attendance.
James Harden reunited with Lil Baby after ditching Rockets training camp in December to help the 2020 HipHopDX Rapper of the Year ring in his 26th birthday with honeybuns and stacks of cash prior to being dealt to Brooklyn.
Harden and Lil Baby after the game pic.twitter.com/etHb7EluE9
— Talkin’ Nets (@TalkinNets) March 30, 2021
"I try to be in my bag every game"
Although Lil' Baby was in attendance tonight, James Harden says he always tries to be the best player every single game pic.twitter.com/gw0xsqSP0g
— Nets Videos (@SNYNets) March 30, 2021
The duo caught up postgame with Harden leading the Nets to a win and posting his franchise record-tying 12th triple-double of the season. Social media had a field day when the frame switched from Lil Baby to James Harden dapping up 42 Dugg with the stark height difference between the Detroit native and the 6’5″ star guard.
“Harden did not have to disrespect 42 Dugg like this,” one Twitter user wrote.
Harden did not have to disrespect 42 Dugg like this. pic.twitter.com/ROxYJCfqKJ
— Ahmed🇸🇴/Invincible the best show out (@big_business_) March 30, 2021
Lil Kim kept fans entertained during halftime’s lul in the action. She donned a Brooklyn Nets jacket, black latex skirt and glistening blue mask while running through a medley that included hit tracks such as “Not Tonight” and “Lighters Up.” Kim even got a little emotional when the Nets gifted her a customized jersey with her name on the back.
“I’m about to cry, I always wanted my own jersey,” Lil Kim said with a quiver followed-up with a Brooklyn chant.
— March $adness (@LordTreeSap) March 30, 2021
Across the Brooklyn Bridge, the stars were out on celebrity row for the New York Knicks with Jack Harlow wrapping up his Saturday Night Live weekend alongside comedian Pete Davidson. He also made sure to pose for a pic with the Miami Heat’s Tyler Herro after their victory as well.
Garden life ⛲️⛲️⛲️ pic.twitter.com/DQxJMntUGM
— Jack Harlow (@jackharlow) March 30, 2021