If you, like I, foolishly tuned into the NBA All-Star Game at its advertised start time expecting to see, you know, NBA All-Stars playing basketball, you were about 40 minutes too early.
Instead, for that grueling, cringeworthy span before tipoff, you were subjected to a significant dose of Kevin Hart’s continued unwanted presence at NBA All-Star Weekends, followed by a memorable rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Fergie.
And not memorable in the good way. More memorable in a Marilyn Monroe-having-a-stroke-while-strangling-a-mutant-lizard-slash-panda way.
Some players—most notably Draymond Green—and fans struggled to hold in their laughter with the camera on them.
— Dylan (@DylansFreshTake) February 19, 2018
So ripe for lambasting was Fergie’s performance, that Twitter couldn’t stop roasting the Black Eyed Peas singer who’s apparently been forgotten for a reason.
Everyone: it can’t get worse than Kevin Hart
Fergie: hold my beer
— Derek Schultz (@Schultz975) February 19, 2018
Fergie with the worst National Anthem since Roseanne
— Crying Jordan (@CryingJordan) February 19, 2018
Fergie making me take a knee
— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) February 19, 2018
Draymond started cracking up while Fergie was singing the national anthem pic.twitter.com/3pMlgjGdYC
— Brandon LII Gowton (@BrandonGowton) February 19, 2018
— RotoGrinders (@RotoGrinders) February 19, 2018
Fergie sang that Anthem so bad, Kaepernick stood up and told her not to disrespect the Anthem like that. pic.twitter.com/IXmMhupcsw
— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) February 19, 2018
What it look like when they put the camera on the players faces when fergie was singing 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/k11dpeS1PG
— Derek King (@DerekKingOnline) February 19, 2018
Fergie: “we bout to kill Em with this one”
Her voice: pic.twitter.com/kjGAqr470M
— Landon Moss (@_LandonMoss) February 19, 2018
Stop tweeting me about Carl Lewis and Roseanne. You’d watch those again in a heartbeat. You will never want to rewatch Fergie’s ridiculous rendition.
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) February 19, 2018
I’m not so certain that went the way fergie thought it went
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) February 19, 2018
— Jeremy Barfield (@BarfontheField) February 19, 2018
So far, in a game known for lacking in defensive intensity, players are defending each other harder than even the biggest Fergie stan could defend their girl’s performance.