ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the best basketball movies of my lifetime was 1998’s “He Got Game.” The Spike Lee-directed film starred Ray Allen and Denzel Washington as a father-son combo both bonded and separated by basketball. The film was popular upon its release and has remained iconic enough that even 16 years later, Allen is still called his character’s name, Jesus Shuttlesworth.
And now they may be taking the court once again. According to a story from the Associated Press, Allen says a sequel is at least being discussed…
“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.