Kobe Bryant Was Originally Cast as Jesus Shuttlesworth in "He Got Game" | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

Kobe Bryant Turned Down the Role of Jesus Shuttlesworth in “He Got Game”

by Robert Littal | Posted on Thursday, October 17th, 2013
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That would have been interesting.

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.

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