“Pass the ball Kobe!”
That’s something Shaq has said a few hundred times and one of the lines from Shaq’s Wolverine-looking character in the latest trailer for the upcoming Uncle Drew movie, which was inspired by the long-running Pepsi ads featuring Kyrie Irving.
The new trailer also focuses less on Kyrie and more on the plot of the film and the character played by comedian Lil Rel Howery, most known for being a member of the “TS-motherfucking-A” in the Oscar-nominated Get Out.
After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew’s old basketball squad (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one.
Not mentioned in the description is the main player from the team Lil Rel lost is Aaron Gordon. Also worth mentioning is if you were trying to build a championship team, do you really want Chris Webber and Reggie Miller on it? I’m kidding, those two are two of my favorite players and each of them would have had a championship ring if it wasn’t for Shaq.
UNCLE DREW ADS
Here’s all four chapters of the Pepsi ads, which ends with a shoot out between Kyrie and Ray Allen, who is busy writing books and chapters about how much he hates Rajon Rondo (I’m kidding).