NBA referee Scott Foster directed a video clip of Jack Harlow
Rapper Jack Harlow’s appearance in Game 1 between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks was one of the game’s weirdest subplots. Harlow was on the field for the match and the match referees apparently had no idea who he was. (Which, given that both refs heard they don’t know who he is, they’re two older white men, fair.) And then Jack Harlow toyed with them by not recognizing him.
One of the referees, Scott Foster, then tried to play around with it, which resulted in…this.
To someone’s credit, there was effort in the video. It’s sort of an homage to a scene from Harlow’s video for ‘Nail Tech’ with Foster playing Harlow’s row and the song playing on stage.
And then it gets a little weird. It switches to Foster in the car with three other referees, where Foster tries to lip-synch to a part of “Nail Tech”. Attempt is the key word here because he’s kind of trying to rap a few lines of the song and notably weaves his way through the line “she drop the low three-point position / I’m back there down dancing Jack”. Which, again, makes sense because Foster is an older man who had almost certainly never heard of “Nail Tech” before deciding to be part of this social media stunt.
Really, this whole video is the Steve Buscemi’How are you my friends ? the meme comes to life. Kudos to Foster for trying to have fun with it, but damn it seems forced. May I suggest, if Foster wants another shot at that, recreate the jump shot scene from the song “Tyler Herro” with Tyler Herro the next time he’s assigned to a Miami Heat game? It feels more like its speed.