This Boston Celtic Player Is Going To Hollywood
While the rest of the Boston Celtics get ready to take to the court against the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference playoffs, teammate Kyrie Irving is rehabbing his ailing knee...and getting ready to go Hollywood on us.
Far be it from Patriots standout Rob Gronkowski to be the only sports star in Boston to fall under the spell of becoming a movie star. The Boston Globe says Irving will the next big sports star to find his face plastered on a box of Wheaties. And he's doing it with some Tinsle Town flare. According to the article in the Globe, Wheaties says Boston's number 11 will appear both as an athlete and title character of the upcoming film, Uncle Drew.
If you aren't familiar with the character, you're missing it out. I'm not even a basketball fan...but I love these commercials. It's really more than just another ad hocking soda. It's a funny episodic series starring Irving as the iconic 75 year-old streetball legend, Uncle Drew, best known for his amazing skills on the playground court. The concept was originally conceived by Pepsi.
The Globe article says the movie is about a guy named Dax who drains his life savings to enter a street ball tournament but loses his team to a rival. So he turns to Uncle Drew, and “convinces him to return to the court one more time." A road trip ensues as the guys round up Drew’s old squad...played by NBA greats; Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie.
If you're over 50 this will probably give you hope that wisdom can trump youth and vigor...despite your aches and pains! I doubt I'll see the movie, but I can relate to the theme. And it's always great to see a Boston player get a little love.