Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson and Lisa Leslie join forces in ‘Uncle Drew’ looking a little older.
The movie is based on the digital episodic series originally created by Pepsi in 2012 that went viral. The videos have now been viewed on YouTube over 100 million times. Uncle Drew, the titular character, is a rickety-looking, white-haired, older gentleman that is actually current NBA star Kyrie Irving in disguise.
Lil Rel Howery, who recently played TSA agent Rod Williams in the mega-hit ‘Get Out’, stars as Dax Winslow. Dax, a down-on-his-luck hustler who has been scarred for years after missing a last-second shot in a game as a kid, is the man who ultimately brings Uncle Drew and his old teammates back together for another shot at glory in The Rucker Classic, the Harlem tournament where countless basketball legends made their names.
Lil Rel Howery stopped by our Hot Topics studios to play a little office basketball with Heather Catlin and told us what it was like being around all of those NBA greats.