"Kiss my ass."

That was allegedly LeBron James' response to Kevin Hart when the comedian tried to recruit him to his hometown Philadelphia 76ers. TMZ Sports recently caught up with the Philly-native who explained that he attempted to convince the 4x NBA MVP to sign with the Sixers once he becomes a free agent after this season and even sent him $40 to sweeten the deal.

However, when asked about LeBron's future, Hart said he truly believes he'll end up staying in Cleveland. The 33-year old All-Star forward is thriving in his 15th season, averaging 27.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and a career-best 9.1 assists per game for the third place Cavs.

According to a report by The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor earlier this month, the Sixers are on LeBron's short list of teams that he'd consider signing with once he becomes a free agent. Other teams on that list include his current team, as well as the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets.