Question - Where is Jesus Shuttlesworth from?

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On May 1, 1998, the world met Jesus Shuttlesworth, the fictional phenom from Coney Island's Lincoln High, portrayed on screen by Ray Allen, then a member of the Milwaukee Bucks. Spoiler alert: In the end, like Marbury, Jesus picks college over the NBA. A former baller from Brooklyn is calling a foul on Spike Lee for not giving him proper credit as the inspiration for "He Got Game. " And that has the legendary director raving mad. He defends his 1998 movie, starring Denzel Washington and Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen, as an "original screen play. Not stolen. Jake Shuttlesworth is in prison serving time for killing his wife in a violent family feud. He is released on parole, but with one condition - he must persuade his son, genius basketball player Jesus to sign with the governor's alma mater university, Big State. And Jake only has a week to do it. Filming took place between July and September 1997. Locations included Coney Island, Brooklyn, Cabrini–Green housing projects in Chicago, Illinois, Elon University, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Los Angeles, California.

https://theundefeated.com/features/how-did-ray-allen-become-jesus-shuttlesworth-spike-lee-he-got-gam

Two years after Marbury was selected with the fourth overall pick in the '96 draft, He Got Game premiered. On May 1, 1998, the world met Jesus Shuttlesworth, the fictional phenom from Coney Island's Lincoln High, portrayed on screen by Ray Allen, then a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.

https://www.amazon.com/Whos-Got-Game-Neil-Strauss/dp/B005F3GPJC

From the Manufacturer. Neil Strauss, seven-time New York Times bestselling author who brought you the international bestselling seduction books The Game and The Rules of the Game is back with one question in mind: "Who's Got Game? " "Who's Got Game? " adds a new twist to being social and can be played anywhere.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/12/nba-ray-allen-spike-lee-shuttlesworth-jersey

The “Jesus Shuttlesworth” nickname comes from Allen's character in Lee's 1998 film He Got Game. It's stuck with Allen since then, and he's gone on to set the NBA's all-time record for most three-pointers made. It was a no-brainer when he was choosing his nickname jersey.

https://thesource.com/2017/05/01/brooklyn-native-spike-lees-got-game-starring-ray-allen-denzel-washi

Shuttlesworth was named after 'Baby Jesus' from from Southwest Philadelphia's John Bartram High School. Who you say? Further down Interstate 95, New York Knicks fans knew him as Earl 'The Pearl' Monroe. In “He Got Game, ” Shuttlesworth was one of the most sought after high school basketball prospect in the nation.

https://www.miaminewtimes.com/film/game-theory-6360097

His father Jake (Denzel Washington) is in prison; six years earlier, after a sadistic workout pitting father against son, Jake became so enraged that he accidentally killed his wife, Jesus's mother, when she tried to separate the two. If Jake succeeds, he'll get time knocked off his sentence.

https://keepingitrealsports.com/2010/09/12/jesus-shuttlesworth-a-high-school-legend/

Martha Shuttlesworth decided to intervene and when she got in the way, she was accidentally thrown into the kitchen counter where she hit her head, suffered an aneurysm and subsequently died. Jake instinctlively tended to his wife and told the 12 year old Jesus to call an ambulance.

University of Connecticut

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0124718/plotsummary

Jake Shuttlesworth is in prison serving time for killing his wife in a violent family feud. He is released on parole, but with one condition - he must persuade his son, genius basketball player Jesus to sign with the governor's alma mater university, Big State.

https://filmschoolrejects.com/a-look-at-spike-lees-he-got-game-20-years-later/

In the end, Jesus beats Jake in their game of one-on-one. The following week, Jesus chooses Big State. But, when Jake returns to the warden's office seeking news of his release, he learns that he was falsely accused of having broken out of jail, and there is nothing the governor can do for him.

https://usa.newonnetflix.info/info/11819501

No longer available to stream on Netflix USA Try looking for 'He Got Game' on Amazon (paid link).

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1814813-kobe-bryant-declined-jesus-shuttlesworth-role-before-it-

Kobe Bryant Declined Jesus Shuttlesworth Role Before It Was Given to Ray Allen. That summer Spike Lee begins filming He Got Game, a movie with Denzel Washington about a basketball prodigy named Jesus Shuttlesworth. "I want you to be part of it, " Lee tells Bryant. "Thank you but no thank you, " Bryant says.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2556474-nike-to-release-he-got-game-themed-shoe-set

According to Brendan Dunne of Sole Collector, Nike will be releasing a "Nike Make Up Class of '97" box set that will feature the models of the shoes Ray Allen wore in the 1998 movie He Got Game. The set will include the "Pearl" Nike Air Foamposite Pros and the Zoom Hawk Flights.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephon_Marbury

In the Spike Lee movie He Got Game, fictional Brooklyn high school star Jesus Shuttlesworth (played by Ray Allen) mentions Stephon Marbury as one of the great New York City legends to make it out of Coney Island to the NBA. The high school in the movie, Abraham Lincoln, is where Marbury attended high school.