He Got Game. A movie that still today is fondly remembered as having a lasting impact on hip hop culture.
It’s one of the best basketball movies out. One of Denzel’s top roles ever. One of Spike Lee’s best joints. And of course, a young Ray Allen as Jesus Shuttlesworth.
Now, an old Ray Allen may reprise the role of J. Shuttlesworth. Says Allen before Tuesday’s game against the Pelicans:
Sequels to most movies are always fluff and not as good as the first. But it’s something we’ve [he and Spike] 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.
Now this would be all sorts of awesome, right? My guess for the premise would be something along the lines of Shuttlesworth as the mentor for his son, being there for him when his father Jake (Denzel) wasn’t, but imparting the same wisdom he eventually did. I dunno, something like that.
It was revealed last week, and today officially announced by adidas: Jeremy Lin has signed a new deal to join the three stripes (successfully pulling a Kanye by switching from Nike). adidas should have included the parenthesis as part of their press release (snippeted below) as an extra jab to their competitor. Or at least a Jeremy Lin pun, because it’s 2014 and I’m still not tired of them, especially a quality one like their hashtag above. Missed opportunity, dah well. Says Lin,
I’m really excited to join the adidas family. They’ve changed the game with new technology and style and I can’t wait to be a part of it.
Lin will be featured in a variety of upcoming adidas marketing initiatives and will play a role in the development of basketball footwear and apparel.
Seriously speaking, this seems like a great merge for Lin and adidas, as the company has already built brand loyalty in China with the T-Mac’s during the Tracy McGrady/Yao Ming era. Now, in addition to his teammate Dwight Howard and his immense popularity in Asia, I can see a full Jeremy Lin x adidas takeover in the Orient. Money will be made, and hopefully through a signature shoe (Dame Lillard needs one too now, adidas…)
Usually it’s Steph Curry launching a game-winning shot for the Warriors, especially if a 3 wins it. That was the plan originally with only 3 ticks left, but after Curry got double teamed he found an open Andre Iguodala who sank his second thrilling buzzer beater this season. The Warriors continue their winning ways with tonight marking their 8th in a row. Smooth, Iggy.
It took a couple crossovers but in the end, Joe Johnson delivered a much-needed W for the Nets and served the Thunder with its second straight 4th quarter collapse at home. One of the best buzzer beating game-winners we’ve seen this season — and we’ve had some good ones.
First, ILLARD ties it up with a deep trey ball. Then, I like the no timeout call as Tyreke sets up Mo Williams with a slick cross and step-back J. Lots to appreciate as the Blazers-Pelicans game unfolded in the last 10 seconds.