Word is out that Spike Lee and Ray Allen have discussed a "He Got Game" sequel. Though nothing is set in stone, the plan is to keep most of the original cast, including Denzel Washington and Rosario Dawson.
It's unknown what route Spike Lee wants to take with this sequel. Will it be a look in at Jesus Shuttlesworth life after basketball? Or maybe Jesus is now coaching his own son?
Whatever the case may be, we can't help but think of a few, young, NBA players who could fit the bill as the next star of Spike Lee's "He Got Game."
First up, Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. Bradley Beal is one of the purest shooters in the NBA today, and is most commonly compared to Ray Allen. The baby faced sniper would be a great fit to take over the reigns as the new "Jesus Shuttlesworth."
Damian Lillard is quickly becoming a household name. Like Jesus Shuttlesworth himself, Lillard plays with a chip on his shoulder.
Coming out of a small school, Weber St., Lillard has often been over looked and his tough, gritty style of play reflects that. In contrast, Jesus Shuttlesworth was never over looked, in fact it was the exact opposite.
However, Shuttlesworth always played with that same chip on his shoulder; always looking to prove something to his father, Jake. No matter how great Jesus played, his father Jake was always bringing him down to his level, forcing him to get better.
Kyrie Irving is increasingly growing into one of the faces of the league. He's had numerous Foot Locker ads, and will soon have his own signature Nike sneakers. The Air Jordan 13 became synonymous with "He Got Game," and Kyrie's first signature shoe could be featured in similar fashion in the sequel.
Kyrie has already showcased his acting ability with his "Uncle Drew" spots, so we know he isn't shy about getting in front of the camera and acting. Given all of his on and off the court talents, it's hard to believe Kyrie Irving wouldn't be on a short list of players to star in the "He Got Game" sequel.
Paul George fits the quiet personality that Jesus Shuttlesworth embodied throughout "He Got Game." Yeah, he knows he's good, but he's never seeking attention.
He's a bonafide MVP candidate and deserves some more attention. He may not seem like he's ready for the big screen, but I believe Paul George would perfectly fit the role of the new Jesus Shuttlesworth.
Lance "Born Ready" Stephenson. Born in Coney Island, was a high school prodigy at the famous Linclon HS, and is the poster boy for an inner city baller who finally made it to the big time.
There may be no other NBA player on this list more fit for the new Jesus Shuttlesworth role than Lance; he lived it. Besides, who wouldn't want to see a Lance Stephenson feature film? The guy is a wildcard and I'd be on board with a "He Got Game" sequel if he were a part of it.