Check out Kevin Garnett in Adam Sandler's new thriller

Check out that acting!

Adam Sandler in a serious movie (much more likely to be a good flick) and Kevin Garnett popping up all over the trailer (might need to see this). I suppose this news has been out for a couple months now, but this is the first I've heard about it. Kevin Garnett plays himself, but it's still great to see one of our Celtics in a non-comedy.

Sandler was impressed with KG's acting chops.

Ratner (Sandler's character) is obsessed with the NBA and with gambling, and with the help of a broker (LaKeith Stanfield, “Sorry to Bother You”), is introduced to Garnett, who plays himself in the movie. Ratner soon finds himself in a financial mess of his own making, involving a (seemingly) priceless opal, Garnett’s 2008 championship ring, and a big-money wager on KG’s performance in a playoff game.

“The more I was around Kevin as an actor, the more I got to know him as a person, I feel — I’m so happy that I know him,” Sandler said. “In the NBA and in [“Uncut Gems”], he just took it as serious as you could take something, and cared about his part in this movie.”

I love the Celtics and I love movies (especially thrillers), so Adam Sandler, despite your parade of recent terrible comedies, I will have to check this one out.