“Sequels to most movies are always fluff and not as good as the first.” – Ray Allen
Siskel and Ebert I am not, but the mere fact the NBA’s all-time three point king (until Steph Curry comes a knockin’) understands this is comforting in a way. Prior to last night’s game versus New Orleans, the man known in pop culture circles as “Jesus Shuttlesworth” addressed the topic head on.
“But it’s something we’ve been talking about for the last couple months,” said Allen. “If we get a really good story line and are able to bring everybody back, then it would be something worth doing.”
Spike and Ray have been discussing the possibilities of a sequel since Miami’s title run last summer. Another positive surrounding the still-rumors-at-this-point film was Shuttlesworth reiterating how important having the original nucleus together would be for the authenticity of the project (see The Best Man Holiday and why that was received with overwhelmingly positive reviews). “We’ve got to get Denzel and we’ve got to get Rosario. Obviously, it’s been 15 or 20 years, so there’s so many new story lines to talk about.”
New story lines? Hmmmm, duly noted.
Anywho, those looking to get a chance to see Jesus in action (the basketball player, not that Jesus) should head to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this Friday. Several members of the Heat and Nets will don jerseys with their nicknames including “King James” for LeBron, “Truth” for Paul Pierce, “Battle” for Shane Battier (his family’s surname) and of course “J. Shuttlesworth” for Ray-Ray.
Perhaps Spike’ll attend the game – for work purposes, of course – and make this an opening montage or something.