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Kevin Hart says don't compare Redskins saga to N-word

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Racism is sadly one of the main talking points surrounding American sports right now. Be it the Donald Sterling saga regarding the banned LA Clippers racists comments and subsequent banning from the league, the Washington Redskins name controversy regarding the use of an offensive nickname, or the use of the N-word in sports.

Weighing in on the argument this week has been actor and comedian Kevin Hart. The funny man was on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and CNN's Don Lemon managed to anger the moviestar with his comments.

Lemon suggested that the Redskins saga should be compared with the use of the N-word in sport, but Hart took exception to this.

Hart was on board with the concept of Lemon's argument, which was that it should be analysed if people deem it to be offensive, but insisted that comparing the two issues was not acceptable.

"Don, I'm on your side," However, Hart said the' "n-word" comparison was "not at all" fair."

What is the Redskins situation?

Washington received some clarity on their situation this week but it was a blow for their attempts to retain the controversial nickname.

The US Patent and Trademark Office made the decision to cancel the NFL franchise's Redskins trademark, which leaves owner Daniel Snyder in a tough position.

The 'Redskins' monicker was found to be disparaging to Native Americans, with the ruling coming on the back off increased scrutiny and criticism for their plans to keep the name despite its controversial nature.

Native Americans get huge boost after Washington Redskins trademark ruling
NFL Hall of Famer urges team to ban the N-Word

Hart loves a bit of sport every now and then

Back to Kevin Hart, and the actor is well known for appearing on TV and air his thought on the latest goings on in the NBA. One programme in particular that he loves to go on is the TNT's First Take.

Hart is well known for enjoying a laugh and a joke with co-presenters Skip Bayless and Stephen A.Smith.

An Inside the NBA commercial has also allowed Hart to utilise his basketball related humor, or at least is mimic skills of greats such as Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley.

See the video below for the funny video.

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