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Calipari is on the set of the “Uncle Drew” movie because sure why not


Remember all those “Uncle Drew” Pepsi commercials starring Kyrie Irving? Lionsgate is making an entire movie based on them, and John Calipari stopped by the set in Atlanta tonight:

The man himself, Uncle Drew.

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If you’re unfamiliar with the commercials (do you even YouTube, bro?), Irving plays Uncle Drew, a old man who schools others in pickup games at Rucker Park. LilRel Howery (“Get Out”) Nick Kroll (“The League”), and Erica Ash (“Survivor’s Remorse”) will star alongside him in the film version, and several former NBA and WNBA players will make cameos, including Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Nate Robinson, Reggie Miller, and Lisa Leslie:

While you may not think this is very cool, high school basketball players will, which is exactly the point.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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