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  • What level did you get to as far as basketball goes?

  • Did you play high school basketball?

  • Ahh...OK, we being honest?

  • Like, 'cause you can find footage, so I don't know how far I can lie.

  • OK.

  • Alright, listen, I played high school basketball.

  • I played four years of varsity, but it wasn't, it wasn't easy, OK?

  • I wanted to play real bad.

  • This is all I wanted to do.

  • And my mom, she didn't want me to try out because my school was like two hours from my house and we had to catch public transportation.

  • And the tryouts for the basketball team was at 6 am.

  • It is a true story.

  • And my mom was like, "You're not leaving our house at 4 am to go try out for a basketball team."

  • "There's all types of crazy people out here, I'm not sending my son on public transportation at that time."

  • I was like, "But mom, this is the tryouts."

  • Like "I want to be on the team, this is the only way I can get to be on the team."

  • She's like, "No, not gonna happen."

  • So, because I'm such a genius, I decided to take all the clocks in the house, and set all of the clocks forward.

  • - So when it was... - How far forward?

  • Oh, I set it forward bad.

  • So I...when it was really 4 am, I set the clock to say 6 am, 'cause that's what time I was leaving.

  • So, like, I woke my mom up and everything, like it was time for work, like gotta get up.

  • She was like, "It's still dark out, what's going on today?"

  • I was like, "I don't know, but we got to get up out of here."

  • "It's time to go."

  • VCRs, clocks, her watches, everything.

  • I set every clock in the house and I made it to the tryouts.

  • I tried it out and I was happy my plan worked.

  • And midway through the day, I remember being in class.

  • You know, classrooms got those skinny windows, right?

  • And I'm like doing my work.

  • And I remember a head popping in the window.

  • And that was my mom.

  • My mom, she was like, she's just biting her lips.

  • And I remember the teacher's like, "Mr. Hart, your mother wants to see you."

  • And I was like, "Don't...don't let me go out there by myself."

  • And he was like, "Go on, Mr. Hart, you're excused."

  • I said, "No, no, no, please, you gotta come out there with me."

  • And I remember walking down that hall, and all I heard her say was, "You had me get to work two hours early!"

  • BOP!

  • She was like, "When nobody else in the office but me!"

  • She beat me all the way home.

  • At every bus we got on, she hit me, "Had me on the bus with nobody else on the bus!"

  • The train.

  • I've never...I think I've got whopped, a man got whopped for three and a half hours straight and there was nothing I could say.

  • And I was happy 'cause I made the team, and she was like...

  • Oh you made the team!

  • I made the team!

  • And so that is one of the lessons learned.

  • It's one of the lessons, that's one of our life lessons.

  • What was the lesson exactly?

  • - I'm gonna be honest with you, there was no lesson in that one. - There was no lesson!

  • It's called "I can't make this up."

  • It's "Life Lessons" by Kevin Hart.

  • And, go see him in a very funny movie, "Captain Underpants," it's in theaters tomorrow.

  • Hi, I'm Jimmy Kimmel, if you like that, click the subscribe button below, and good things will happen forever.

What level did you get to as far as basketball goes?

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