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Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 10:20 am  |  15 responses

Ray Allen Says a ‘He Got Game’ Sequel May Happen

With Jesus Shuttlesworth having been given new life this season, Ray Allen hints that a second “He Got Game” could soon be in the works. Per the AP:

Miami Heat guard Ray Allen, who played the Shuttlesworth role in the 1998 movie “He Got Game,” says he and filmmaker Spike Lee have spent time over the last couple months discussing a sequel and are currently throwing ideas back and forth about the project.

“Sequels to most movies are always fluff and not as good as the first,” Allen said Tuesday night before the Heat played the New Orleans Pelicans. “But it’s something we’ve been talking 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.”

Lee posted a photo of himself and Allen to a social media account last summer, saying then that they were engaging in sequel talk. It wasn’t clear then how serious those conversations were.

Allen – who still gets called “Jesus” by teammates – said he’s committed to making it happen.

“Hopefully it works out,” said Allen, whose character in the film was a highly recruited high school basketball star. [...] “We’ve got to get Denzel (Washington) and we’ve got to get Rosario (Dawson),” Allen said. “Obviously, it’s been 15 or 20 years, so there’s so many new story lines to talk about.”

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  • Dfrance

    Please dont.

  • brothasdontsurf

    My prediction: Shuttlesworth ends up a free agent after a long, all-star filled career and a few Olympics appearances. Prokhorov wants him to sign but Shuttlesworth’s heart is in Seattle, where he plays for the Sonics and has raised his children with LaLa :o

    Enter Denzel, up for parole in 2016 but recently got 7 years added on for bashing in the skull of an Aryan who argued that Keith Van Horn is still a better player than his boy. Denzel is thrust into another chance for freedom by Rosie Perez the sassy warden who owns a part of the Brooklyn Nets.

    Denzel travels to Seattle, shanks Clay Bennett, has another awkward 1on1 game with his son (after giving him a horse tranq. of course, he’s not dumb this time), and finally gets Shuttlesworth to sign for Brooklyn before hitchhiking through Canada and Alaska to get to Russia, where Prokhorov has granted him asylum. Once there Denzel shoots another horrible airball that travels across several countries and lands in the lap of Shuttlesworth’s obese son.

  • spit hot fiyah

    as long they bring back travis best, walter macarthy and john wallace

  • anon

    Holy Jesus, this is actually a great treatment. Somebody green light this guy…though I have a feeling he “green lighted” himself. :)

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I mostly wanna know what happened to Booger… like is he still called Booger as a grown @ss man? So many questions.

  • bike

    Get Oden to play a grandfather role.

  • RetroMelo

    I don’t think Spike Lee has ever done a sequel to any of his movies. He should just do another basketball film and have Jesus and his pops as characters in it.

  • brothasdontsurf

    Bruh I been on a tolerance break for a week and a half, its been way easier than I ever imagined lol. I’ve just watched He Got Game way too many times and it just started flowing as I was writing!

  • kevin

    wow….

  • allen

    nice

  • D

    Call it – He Had Game , can still hit a jump shot but not nearly what he used to be

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk
  • Anthony

    How about
    this..Dakota (the prostitute Shuttlesworth Sr spent his “free time with)
    finds out she’s pregnant shortly after Sr’s return to jail. Being bi-racial and
    the child of a prostitute the child has a tough life coming up in NY, but finds
    peace making it rain on the courts and lighting up the NY HS public league. The
    kid idolizes a now aging NBA vet (Jesus Shuttlesworth) now in the last year or
    two of his NBA career he just doesn’t know that Shuttleworth is his HALF
    BROTHER. Now faced with the option of choosing a school once again the Big
    State booster and warden calls upon Shuttlesworth Sr to reach out to illegitimate
    son and sway him to BIG STATE. Finding out that Dakota and his love child
    idolizes J. Shuttlesworth he gets the idea to try to get Jesus to (1) establish
    a relationship with his brother and (2) sway the young man to Big State….It all
    culminates in the end at a EBC/Rucker like NY streetball game as Shuttlesworth
    shows up and is pit against his half-brother with his father in the stands.

    HERE’s the KICKER…Playing
    the younger illegitimate half brother….STEPHEN CURRY!

  • Jerome

    What’s the title? He Got Old ???

  • pposse

    Ray Allen looks like he aged maybe 3 yrs max since He Got Game

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