Will Smith’s Best Basketball Moments
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In honor of actor/rapper/76ers fan Will Smith’s birthday today, we are going to take a trip down memory lane and celebrate some of The Fresh Prince’s best basketball moments.
The trip starts back in the early 90s, when he was the best basketball player at Bel-Air Academy (FYI: he didn’t play basketball at his real high school), pumping up his Reebok Pumps while going against Marky Mark in the awesome Rock N’ Jock MTV celeb games, and acting for J.R. Rider and the 1994 NBA Dunk Contest contestants.
(90s) FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR
With NBA legend Isiah Thomas
(1990) HOSTING ALL-STAR WEEKEND EVENTS
(1991) MTV ROCK ‘N JOCK
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) March 13, 2015
With Urkel set to join DWTS, here's another look at him blowing by Will Smith and Reggie Miller at 1991 Rock 'n Jock: pic.twitter.com/KgffrQ3l
— SI Vault (@si_vault) February 29, 2012
(1991) Will Smith at the inaugural 'MTV Rock N' Jock B-Ball Jam'.
Happy 50th birthday to a living legend! pic.twitter.com/tBnJhOAaNX
— Timeless Sports (@timelesssports_) September 25, 2018
(1994) NBA DUNK CONTEST HYPE MAN
You can hear him in the background, screaming and trying to get the crowd hype. They also played his song “Boom! Shake The Room” during the player introductions.
(2006) PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS
(2012) SMITH CONGRATS DOUG COLLINS
(2014) BLIND REFEREE
With Jimmy Kimmel and Metta World Peace.
(2015) SHOOTING WITH OTRO ROLLO
(2016) TALKING ABOUT OWNING A NBA TEAM
(2016) RED CARPET WITH LEBRON
(2017) TALKING ABOUT JORDAN
(2018) 76ERS HYPE VIDEO
"Can you feel that?!" ??
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 30, 2018