Former New England Running back Stevan Ridley was known more for his power (and maybe his fumbles) than his speed out of the backfield, but that’s when comparing him to other NFL-level athletes. Next to average people, or maybe comedians, Ridley would be considered an absolute burner.
Well, Kevin Hart found this out the hard way. He thought he could beat Ridley in a footrace, and that foolish decision landed him in a wheelchair.
The 34-year-old Ridley may be over five years removed from last setting foot on an NFL field, but… really?
We know Kevin Hart is a joker, and that he even does have some athleticism. He was a back-to-back MVP of the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game. Obviously that’s not exactly the highest honor in sports, but it does show that he’s not just a couch potato.
But at 40 years old, Hart wasn’t up to the task, and landed himself in a wheelchair by tearing his lower abdominals.
Hart wanted to get the story out before Ridley could, but Ridley did respond with a great message in an Instagram story of his own:
"I saw @TomBrady do it at your age so I figured you had the juice too big bro! 😂 My bad @KevinHart4Real ! Heal up and keep making us all laugh!"
– Stevan Ridley (@stevanridley), Instagram
It’s always funny when people think they could compete at all with a pro athlete. Even a former one. Even one who wasn’t known to be a superstar.
Kevin Hart is much more athletic than your average person, and he landed in a wheelchair simply trying to race a long-retired running back who “only” ran a 4.66 40-yard dash.
Remember this lesson every single time you watch a player screw something up and have an urge to say “even I could have done that!”
You couldn’t. And you might even end up in a wheelchair trying.
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