“We were trying to before. We were trying to BC, not before Christ, but before corona, trying to get a meeting in” – Spike Lee
The game of basketball has turned into a global staple throughout the years. Olympics. Championship dynasties. And of course, films. Perhaps one of the most memorable basketball films to date is Spike Lee’s He Got Game, in which Jesus Shuttlesworth is trying to make it big as the top prospect in the country for hoops. Jesus, played by the one and only Ray Allen, rekindles his relationship with his father, played by Denzel Washington. Eventually, the game brings the father and son together.
Sorry for spoiling the film for you if you haven’t seen it. But the movie is as old as I am, so you have no excuse. I digress.
The movie also had a Jumpman co-sign as the Air Jordan 13 “He Got Game” made a cameo and would reappear in a remix as the Air Jordan 13 “Reverse He Got Game” released in 2018 in celebration of the film’s 20th anniversary.
After years of speculation, He Got Game 2 might be in the works according to Spike Lee and Jesus himself, Ray Allen, that is. In an Instagram Live feed hosted by Jordan Brand and ESPN’s Sage Steele, the director teased that a rookie out in NOLA wants next. Unfortunately, Spike also mentioned that Denzel has no intention of working on a sequel.
“Our guy in New Orleans was trying to shout out Ray (Allen) and I that he wants to be in He Got Game 2,” Spike Lee said.
“We were trying to before. We were trying to BC, not before Christ, but before corona, trying to get a meeting in. Ray and I were going to go to a home game in New Orleans. I’m still for it. The story is murky in my mind, but the material is rich,” Spike said.
No words on a release date on the film yet, especially with the current pandemic blocking a lot of things. Nonetheless, Zion throwing down some crazy dunks in a pair of some Air Jordan 13 is definitely worth watching. Stay tuned at Nice Kicks for everything Jordan Brand.