At this point in his career, with a championship, 10 All-Star appearances and a bunch of other first ballot Hall of Fame credentials under his belt, it’s kind of weird to think that Ray Allen had a starring role in a Spike Lee movie once upon a time. But he did, and since he looks the exact same today (minus a fade) as he did then, people are always going to call Ray Allen by his character’s name, Jesus Shuttlesworth.

Those people include the Miami Heat apparently. From Fox Sports Florida:

Miami guard Mario Chalmers called ["He Got Game"] “one of my favorite movies.’’ He said Allen’s teammates sometimes call him by his character’s name.

“We do it sometimes during games when he catches a hot streak or he does something crazy,’’ Chalmers said. “We’re like, ‘Jesus.’ Sometimes he just looks over and smiles.’’

This is one of those things you love to hear. We all will drop a Jesus Shuttlesworth every now and then, so it’s good news that the Heat do it to. They’re exactly like us in every way, shape and form. Really good to know.

Even better, Ray Allen is totally OK with this persisting. Or he’ll at least act like it if you say it to him. So if you see him in the streets, yell “JESUS!!!” at the top of your lungs at him. I’m sure he’ll love it.

Comments (18)

  1. where the fuck is “lala”

  2. If your next question is ‘Dan, do you own a Jesus Shuttlesworth Toronto Raptors jersey?’ I’d have to answer ‘yes I do Trey’. and if you asked ‘ Is it because if Jesus Shuttlesworth was playing in the NBA, he might have been picked by the Raptors, as they had the 5th pick in the 1998 draft?’ I’d have to say ‘no Trey, that’s silly, it’s just a movie!’ while frantically burning my handwritten script to ‘He Got Game 2: Slam Dunk the Funk’

    That is all.

  3. Me no like ray ray.

  4. Unless you’re a Celtics fan…then he’s ‘Judas’

  5. Working on that picture. I am currently cell phoneless so it’s taking some MacGyvering. Will post it soon.

  6. To should be too* at the end of that paragraph
    (Had to be that guy)

  7. chris bosh prefers to call him baby

  8. My buddies and I still call him Jesus. And call each other that whenever someone’s acting a little arrogant: “Oh, so now you’re the Jesus of NBA 2K13?!?” I’m also Catholic and likely going to Hell.

  9. One day I was browsing mother Italy’s sports newspaper (gazzetta dello sport) NBA section and saw that the Italian people commenting only referred to Allen as ‘He Got Game’ (‘bella partita per He Got Game). Good times

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