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Photo Credit: Uncle Drew Crew- The main cast for the upcoming Uncle Drew movie.

Photo Credit: Uncle Drew Crew- The main cast for the upcoming Uncle Drew movie.

Photo Credit: Uncle Drew Crew- The main cast for the upcoming Uncle Drew movie.

Wyatt Buller

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On June 29, 2018, Uncle Drew, one of the most anticipated basketball movies of the decade will be available to the public. All star point guard Kyrie Irving stars in the movie. Uncle Drew started as a fan-favorite digital series but due to its success Pepsi partnered with Temple Hill Production to create the Uncle Drew movie.

The original “Uncle Drew” series consisted of four episodes that can be found on YouTube. Pepsi sponsored these films and featured Kyrie Irving. In these films Kyrie Irving is transformed into an old man and he goes out to basketball parks. He starts by playing poorly on purpose and then he slowly turns it up. People are convinced that Uncle Drew is just an old man who thinks he can hoop but he shocks the crowd by giving the “Young Blood’s” buckets. In later episodes, other famous players such as Nate Robinson, Kevin Love, Ray Allen and Maya Moore.

When asked about a where the inspiration came from by Sports Illustrated Kyrie responded, “ I watched another video where this kinda old man just going back and surprising the youthful generation with what he could do. I took this inspiration and my middle name of Andrew and created Uncle Drew.”

The new movie has a more complicated plot than the original series did. The main character Drax uses his life savings to enter a team into the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem. However, Drax loses his team to a longtime rival and is forced to search for other options. He stumbles across the legendary Uncle Drew and asks him to come play with him. Drew agrees and the two embark on a road trip to round up Drew’s old bucket squad. His squad is played by Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson and Lisa Leslie. This group then takes on the challenge of winning the tournament. All of the actors are dressed up to look old and once again shock the youth.

Kyrie Irving and the other NBA stars have all stated that they had a great time filming. In a Sports Net interview Kyrie Irving said, “What happens out there when we do these, it’s not fake,” Irving said. “We’re out there playing and showing why we’re NBA players. That’s what makes the spot so funny. We’re these older people, these older personas, and teaching these young guys that, ‘hey, we can still do this.”

Fans can check out the first ever Uncle Drew movie coming the June 29th.

 

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