Spike Lee Eyeing Zion Williamson for “He Got Game” Sequel

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 29: Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during a between the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on September 29, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Famous film producer Spike Lee and 2x NBA champion Ray Allen were recently interviewed on “The Encore,” a live series hosted on the Jordan Brand Instagram account. The show is hosted by Sage Steele. They revealed they are planning on filming a sequel to the famous basketball film “He Got Game,” and Zion Williamson might be a potential star in it.

The movie originally aired in 1998. Directed by Spike Lee, it featured legendary actor Denzel Washington as well as Ray Allen. For years there have been talks of filming a sequel, but nothing specific.

Until now.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 10: Zion Williamson poses with his ESPY for Best College Athlete at The 2019 ESPYs at Microsoft Theater on July 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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The 19-year-old rookie is reportedly on a shortlist. Lee wanted to meet with him to discuss a potential starring role, but the Covid-19 pandemic shut down this from happening.

“We were trying to get a meeting before corona. Ray and I were going to go to a home game in New Orleans. I’m still for it,” Lee said to host Stage Steel during the episode.

Spike also stated that Denzel Washington would not be involved, to the disappointment of many fans. Lee has been discussing with Allen a second film for a while. However, he doesn’t want to rush it.

“Things happen when they happen and you try not to force it. The story is murky in my mind, but the story is so rich,” Lee stated.

Zion Williamson got their attention last October when he declared that he would love to be a part of “He Got Game 2” in an interview with Brady Langmann of Esquire.

“There’s so much more to that movie that we got to continue with the storyline. We’d love to do a part two, for sure, going forward,” said Allen in 2018 for ESPN.

In a time where sports entertainment is at an all-time low, this may be something exciting to look forward to.

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