Spike Lee is apparently looking to film a spoof of his 1998 hit film “He Got Game,” and he needs Ray Allen in order to do that. Lee is reportedly doing a piece having something to do with Allen’s character Jesus Shuttlesworth, but it sounds like the project will have to wait.
Spike attended Thursday’s Heat morning shootaround at AmericanAirlines Arena with a camera crew to film a spoof with Ray Allen, who played the Jesus Shuttlesworth character in Lee’s hit 1998 film “He Got Game.’’ (Denzel Washington played the father).
Allen was the hero of Game 6 Tuesday with his miracle 3-pointer with 5 seconds left that sent the game into overtime and saved the Heat’s season.
When Lee approached the Miami PR staffer, he was told Allen does not speak at shootarounds. It was unclear if the Miami publicist recognized Spike initially.
When Lee persisted, he was told Allen will be told of the request. Soon after, Lee got the bad news. Allen felt it would be too distracting before Thursday night’s monumental Game 7 against the Spurs and was sticking to his shootaround policy.
Lee left in a huff but not before the Knicks biggest fan wished Miami coach Erik Spoelstra good luck on Game 7.