Click play and listen to Public Enemy’s “He Got Game” off the original soundtrack as you scroll down.
1. No one can rival Jesus Shuttlesworth’s skills…
2. … or his passion for the game.
“Basketball is like poetry in motion…”
3. He holds it down for Lincoln High School
5. Even Michael Jordan says so.
Do you even need another reason than that?
6. He’s extremely selfless and rarely puts himself first.
7. His name is unique and has a greater significance.
… and does it way better than Lena Dunham.
10. His girlfriend is played by Rosario Dawson.
11. He’s popular with the rest of his peers, too.
12. Jesus stays humble even though he’s a local celebrity.
13. He sees through the industry phonies
14. And doesn’t let others persuade or control him.
Because he knows his future is riding on trusting the right people and trusting himself.
15. He keeps it real, even if it’s an unfortunate reality.
16. He stands up for his family through the toughest of circumstances.
18. Jesus always puts in 100% effort
And worked his butt off to get where he is.
No one’s born with that much skill.
20. He eventually proves himself to his dad and finds a sense of closure.
“Let me tell you something, son, you get that hatred out of your heart.”
21. And makes his case the best way he knows how.
“I want you to go to Big State, son.”
“Aw, man, you just like everybody else.”
“No I’m not like everyone else, son. Everyone else ain’t your father.”