Brooklyn-born director and super-Knicks fan Spike Lee, director for the iconic film He Got Game, tells Nick Metallinos reporting for Keez on Sports that the sequel to He Got Game is ready to go, if Denzel Washington and Rosario Dawson are on board to make the film.
“If we get Denzel and Rosario, we’re making this film,” Lee told Metallinos Wednesday night at Barclays Center.
He Got Game chronicles the senior year of high school for fictional basketball star Jesus Shuttlesworth, played by current Miami Heat guard Ray Allen. The film takes place primarily in Brooklyn’s Coney Island, where Shuttlesworth attends Lincoln High School, which produced four NBA players: Dave Newmark, Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair, and Lance Stephenson.
Allen wore a jersey that read “J. Shuttlesworth” against the Brooklyn Nets Friday night on Nickname Night, and was allegedly the first of the major cast members to sign off on the remake.
Lee, who was in attendance for Nets games on both Wednesday and Friday night to root for the opponents, added that if he indeed made the film, Nike and Jordan Brand would make some unique gear.