LeBron James was 13 when He Got Game hit theaters. Mario Chalmers was 11. And, Norris Cole was just 9. So, it should come as no surprise that a lot of the players on the Heat first became familiar with their teammate Ray Allen through the movie. But, they've apparently taken their love for the Spike Lee film to new levels this year by referring to Allen as Jesus Shuttlesworth—the name of his character in the movie—whenever he starts lighting it up on the court.
"We do it sometimes during games when he catches a hot streak or he does something crazy," Chalmers said recently. "We're like, 'Jesus.' Sometimes he just looks over and smiles."
Can you blame him? Even if it's a reminder of just how old Allen is compared to some of his teammates, it's not exactly a bad nickname to have.