That summer Spike Lee begins filming He Got Game, a movie with DenzelWashington about a basketball prodigy named Jesus Shuttlesworth. “I want you to be part of it,” Lee tells Bryant. “Thank you but no thank you,” Bryant says. “This summer is too big for me.” Ray Allen lands the role as Shuttlesworth.
Sounds like Kobe to turn down a movie role, because he wanted to work on his game in the summer after air balling two potential game winning 3 pointers in the 1997 playoffs against Utah.