Yesterday it was reported that Ray Allen and Spike Lee have been discussing the possibility of a sequel to the 1998 film "He Got Game." Here's what Allen had to say (via ESPN/AP):
"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. We've got to get Denzel [Washington] and we've got to get Rosario [Dawson]. Obviously, it's been 15 or 20 years, so there's so many new story lines to talk about."
To be exact, it's been 16 years since the movie came out. Hypothetically (and to be clear, this entire post from here on out is hypothetical) let's say "He Got Game 2" would be slated for a 2016 release.
That would be 18 years since the original, and perfectly timed for the illegitimate son of Jesus (Allen) and Lala (Dawson) to be a top college recruit with pro potential. Since she got pregnant as they were breaking up in an attempt to cling to his budding stardom, Jesus and Lala are not on speaking terms. Throughout his NBA career Jesus has tried unsuccessfully to be involved in the life of his son Jesus Jr. (played by Jaden Smith), who blames him for his parents separation.
However, Jesus Jr. does have a friendly relationship with his grandfather Jake (Washington), who he visits regularly in prison. Jake is up for parole, and the mayor of New York wants him to convince his grandson to attend Big City College. Jesus gets wind of this, and decides to reach out once again to his son in an attempt to persuade him to go to his alma mater, Big State University, instead.
In the final scene the 36 year old NBA veteran Jesus obliterates the still underdeveloped Jesus Jr. in a game of one on one. Junior stays true to the bet they made on the game, follows in his dad's footsteps at Big State, and Jake still can't get out jail.
Book it. 2016 summer blockbuster. I should be a screenwriter for sure.
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