James Worthy drops F-bomb during NBA Rising Stars Challenge hot mic flub

Los Angeles Lakers legend James Worhty dropped an F-bomb in a hot mic moment during the Rising Stars Challenge.

It is NBA All-Star Game weekend, which means there will be plenty of festivities for fans to watch. On Friday, Feb. 18, there was the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, followed by the Rising Stars Challenge, featuring teams coached by Isiah Thomas and James Worthy.

During the Rising Stars Challenge, the referee was joking around with Thomas, talking about a foul that sent Desmond Bane to the free throw line for a chance to advance. Worthy, the Los Angeles Lakers legend, approached the on-court official, asking if that’s how Thomas got a call. Well, he dropped an F-bomb between “a” and “call,” and it was caught on a hot mic.

James Worthy drops F-bomb in NBA Rising Stars Challenge hot mic flub

For context, Desmond Bane was called to the free throw line for Team Isiah with a chance to win the game. The target score to advance to the finals was 50 points, and Team Worthy held a 49-48 lead. However, with Bane knocking down his two shots, Team Isiah advanced to the final round of the Rising Stars Challenge.

Here was the roster for Team Worthy:

  • Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic
  • MarJon Beauchamp, G League Ignite
  • Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Jalen Green, Houston Rockets
  • Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Herbert Jones, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Jalen Suggs, Orlando Magic

When it comes to the Rising Stars Challenge, Thomas holds bragging rights over Worthy.