In my guest-blogging efforts over at Alyssa’s spot, I recently reflected on the oddity of seeing Ray Allen and LeBron James on the court together and how it reminded me that Spike Lee saw it all coming a long time ago.
Twelve years ago, to be precise:
It’s probably the best hoops movie of my lifetime, even though I can’t deny that “He Got Game” is not without its flaws: the plot is implausible, the dialogue is forced, the acting is … something less than amateurish.
But if Lee got anything right, it was his clairvoyance in predicting the rise of a savior-like hoops figure: LeBron James.
I was reminded of this the other night, when Ray Allen was getting all chesty in his defense of James in their Eastern Conference semifinal game. It was weird. Almost as if Ray Allen went Eddie Kane Jr. on Flash: “How does it feel to be me?”
It should go without saying that LeBron is much better at basketball than Flash was at singing.