Jesus Shuttlesworth made an on-court comeback Friday night in Brooklyn, and rumor has it that he may be making a comeback to the silver screen sometime soon as well.
Ray Allen, who played high school basketball standout Jesus Shuttlesworth in the 1998 Spike Lee- directed classic He Got Game, recently revealed that he and Lee have had discussions about a sequel and are ‘throwing ideas back and forth.’
The film, which finds Allen paired on-screen with Denzel Washington, was extremely well-received and remains relevant, and immensely popular today.
"Not one day goes by where I walk in here and guys don't say that they didn't watch it last night or it wasn't on," Allen said prior to playing the Pelicans earlier this week.
Allen, who hit an insanely clutch three-pointer to save the season for Miami in the 2013 NBA Finals, is still often referred to as ‘Jesus’ by his teammates.
Sequels aren’t always good (see: Grown Ups 2), but the idea is intriguing.
"Sequels to most movies are always fluff and not as good as the first,” Allen acknowledged. “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."
Worth doing indeed. It would be tremendous to see how Jesus’ stint at Big State, and following professional career turned out, and what became of Jake (Washington).
Many would be excited about a sequel, including Jesus Shuttlesworth himself, stating simply:
"Hopefully it works out."