On Friday night, Ray Allen is going to wear a jersey that says "Jesus Shuttlesworth" across the back of it during a game against the Nets. Could it be a sign of things to come?
Maybe. According to Allen, he has been talking with Spike Lee a lot lately about the possibility of filming a sequel to their 1998 film, He Got Game, which featured him playing the role of Shuttlesworth. The sequel isn't set in stone just yet. But Allen says that the sequel could happen if he and Allen land on the right idea.
"Sequels to most movies are always fluff," Allen said before the Heat played the Pelicans last night. "But it's something we've talked about for the last couple months. If we get a really good story line and are able to bring everybody back, then it would be something worth doing…Hopefully it works out."
At this point, a He Got Game sequel could potentially work. There's a story about Shuttlesworth to be told, and Allen is getting ready to retire from the NBA sometime in the near future so he will have plenty of time to devote to the character if the sequel ends up getting made. But we're torn over whether we really need to see another He Got Game movie at this point, because sequels are always risky business.
Do you want to see Ray Allen and Spike Lee give it another go?