Back in the late 90s Spike Lee was enamored with Ray Allen’s game. So much so that he approached Allen during halftime of a Bucks at Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, and sold him on the role of ‘Jesus Shuttlesworth’ in He Got Game. Talk about going after what you want.
Apparently, Ray still has the acting bug. He’s 37 and will probably play a few more years. But after that, he plans on acting again.
“You never know,’’ the Miami Heat guard said about whether he ever could win an Oscar. “Crazier things have happened.’’
Allen, 37, still has a few years left in the NBA. But whenever he retires he plans to become an actor.
“Oh, yes,” Allen said when asked if wants to act. “It’s just something that’s going to keep me busy and something that can challenge you and keep you focused on a daily basis.’’
Allen has Hollywood experience. He gained acclaim for playing a major role alongside Denzel Washington in Spike Lee’s “He Got Game.’’
H/T: Fox Sports Florida