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Ray Allen says sequel to “He Got Game” being discussed

Jan 9, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

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Ideas for movies float around Hollywood like trade ideas float around the D-League Showcase in Reno — there are a ton of ideas and conversations, but the ones that come to fruition and make to the big screen are few and far between.

That said, how would you feel about a “He Got Game” sequel?

Ray Allen said he, Spike Lee (the writer and director of the original) and others have discussed it.

“Sequels to most movies are always fluff and not as good as the first,” Allen said Tuesday night before the Heat played the New Orleans Pelicans. “But 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.”

Lee posted a photo of himself and Allen to a social media account last summer, saying then that they were engaging in sequel talk. It wasn’t clear then how serious those conversations were.

There are good sequels, from “Godfather II” (better than the original… just don’t bring up the third) to “Toy Story 2.” But what the really good ones have in common is a quality script and believable storyline.

Not sure exactly how you pick up Game 15 years or so later and make the storyline work.

That said, I’d still be at the theater opening weekend to see it.

  1. jerze2387 - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    title: “He Got Old”

  2. azarkhan - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    People actually pay to see Spike Lee movies?

    • teambringitstrong - Jan 9, 2014 at 6:01 PM

      If one person goes to see a Spike Lee movie its still one more than you’ve had pay to see one of YOUR movie(s).

  3. johnheisman - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    Maybe Jesus Shulltlesworth becomes a ref and they can call the sequel “He got Fouled”.

  4. Big Ant TV - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    Saw the 1st movie I’d see this

  5. miamiheatdynasty - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Gotta get my Miami Heat nickname jersey “Jesus Shuttlesworth”…

  6. miamatt - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    “No, no, no, Jesus Shuttlesworth, you and your wife are fine. It’s your kids! Something has to be done about your kids!”

  7. dinofrank60 - Jan 9, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Godfather II is not better than Godfather I…

    • bougin89 - Jan 10, 2014 at 9:53 AM

      They’re both incredible movies. I’d give the advantage to Godfather ll though.

      • dinofrank60 - Jan 10, 2014 at 9:22 PM

        For me, it’s still GFI; GFII is a splendid movie and deserves all of its acclaim.

        The real travesty is that Coppola went away from the source material in GFIII. He didn’t have to; there was enough stuff there.

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