Laugh Out Loud and Kevin Hart Launch NBA All-Star Slate of “Cold As Balls” Featuring Russell Westbrook, Ben Simmons, Nick Young, and Lisa Leslie
The Comedian Gets Russell Westbrook To Reveal The Real Reason Why He’s Stayed With OKC And Digs Into the Relationship Between LeBron and Ben Simmons and The Origins of “Swaggy P”
Starting last Friday (2.15.2019), Laugh Out Loud–the comedy brand and multi-platform network founded by Kevin Hart–will be rolling out a special NBA All-Star Slate of episodes for Cold As Balls. The series will ramp up from its normal once-a-week schedule to deliver four special basketball-themed episodes over the next week featuring, Russell Westbrook, Ben Simmons, Nick Young, and Lisa Leslie.
Russell Westbrook kicks off the schedule today, as he takes over hosting duties from an unsuspecting Kevin and re-brands it as “Russell Westbrook’s Cold As Balls”. Later in the episode, the two go on to discuss Westbrook’s days playing with James Harden and Kevin Durant and contemplated who would win in a hypothetical 1:1 against LeBron James.
The slate continues on Monday (2.18.2019) with Philadelphia 76ers All-Star guard Ben Simmons as he discusses growing up in Australia and last year’s “Rookie of the Year” controversy between him and Donovan Mitchell. Nick Young follows things up on Tuesday (2.19.2019) to discuss the origins of his “Swaggy P” nickname and becoming an NBA champion. 2X WNBA champion Lisa Leslie closes out the slate on Wednesday (2.20.2019) when she drops by for a hilarious interview with Kevin.
Launched in February 2018, the premiere season of Cold As Balls quickly established the show as one of the most-watched interview series on the internet, earning over 10 million views with its debut episode. The second season, which has featured guests including Odell Beckham Jr, Lamar Odom, Isaiah Thomas, and more, continued to captivate and humor audiences with viral-worthy – and sometimes emotional – interviews. Cold As Balls has garnered more than 225 million total views to date, taking home the 2018 Streamy Award for “Best Sports Series”.
All episodes of Cold As Balls will release at 12:00 PM EST/9:00 AM PST on Laugh Out Loud’s YouTube page as well as the Laugh Out Loud app (iPhone | Android) and LaughOutLoud.com. Old Spice returns to the series as the presenting sponsor.