Why Jesus Shuttlesworth Should Be Your Favorite Basketball Player

Spike Lee and Ray Allen have been discussing the possibility of making a sequel to their 1998 film, He Got Game. I’m here for the resurrection of Jesus.

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…

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2. … or his passion for the game.

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“Basketball is like poetry in motion…”

3. He holds it down for Lincoln High School

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4. But is still a team player.

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5. Even Michael Jordan says so.

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Do you even need another reason than that?

6. He’s extremely selfless and rarely puts himself first.

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7. His name is unique and has a greater significance.

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8. Jesus reps Brooklyn…

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… and does it way better than Lena Dunham.

9. That money shot.

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10. His girlfriend is played by Rosario Dawson.

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I repeat: Rosario Dawson.

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11. He’s popular with the rest of his peers, too.

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12. Jesus stays humble even though he’s a local celebrity.

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13. He sees through the industry phonies

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14. And doesn’t let others persuade or control him.

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Because he knows his future is riding on trusting the right people and trusting himself.

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15. He keeps it real, even if it’s an unfortunate reality.

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16. He stands up for his family through the toughest of circumstances.

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17. His mean crossover speaks for itself.

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18. Jesus always puts in 100% effort

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And worked his butt off to get where he is.

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No one’s born with that much skill.

19. Look how cool his jersey is.

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20. He eventually proves himself to his dad and finds a sense of closure.

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“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.

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“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.”

22. Jesus transcends both fiction and reality.

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23. Most importantly, Jesus is a great role model.

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He’s inspirational for anyone trying to find their own way

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And take charge of their own future.

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So let’s make the sequel happen, Spike.

Bring this face back to the big screen.

Do it one time for Jesus.

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