Who Would Play Each L.A. Lakers Starter in a Feature Film?
The Los Angeles Lakers have gone through a lot of drama through the first few months of the season—what if Hollywood decided to dramatize the beginning of the year in L.A.?
Who do you think could play each of the Lakers' starters? We all know Jack Nicholson would make a cameo in this movie, but who are the main stars? Let's find out.
Steve Nash: Adam Sandler
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We start off with our floor general, Adam Sandler.
Sandler is an avid basketball player. Here is a little clip of a one-on-one game shot by spectators aboard a cruise ship.
While he doesn't look like a pro or anything, he could easily play Steve Nash in a movie. He has good dribble moves and a decent jumper.
Sandler would be a good choice from a skill perspective as well as from a character point of view. It's a casting choice that would set the mood for the movie.
Kobe Bryant: Will Smith
Kobe Bryant is one of the best players in the league, and is extremely popular around the world. Will Smith is one of the best actors in the world, and is also very popular.
Kobe could be a very difficult player to play. His intensity and concentration can only be done justice by an actor like Smith.
Smith keeps in good physical shape and is a dedicated fan of the sport (he owns part of the Sixers), which certainly makes him a fit for the role.
The film would likely have a good amount of comedy in it, which is something Smith is not foreign to by any means. The lead star would turn in a good performance.
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Metta World Peace: Rampage Jackson
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I know the title of this slide alone probably got a giggle out of you, but I honestly don't think there could be a better choice.
He could easily play the role of a tough guy on the court and off it as well. Jackson would not really be acting out of character, either. He would just be switching sports.
Pau Gasol: Will Ferrell
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This one is hard to justify, but hear me out.
Ferrell is a pretty animated guy—maybe a little too animated for the role, but he just fits.
I'm not saying we will see another Jackie Moon, but Gasol will come off pretty funny in the movie.
Again, considering the cast, this won't be a drama.
What can I say? He's played basketball on the big screen, he is a fan in real life and he is tall. You can't find a much better fit for this movie.
Dwight Howard: Terry Crews
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This was by far the easiest choice.
Terry Crews is in peak physical condition, and just so happens to be hilarious. Honestly, I don't think it's possible to find a better fit for this role.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, he can dance. Perfect guy to close out the list.
As you probably guessed, this movie would be more of a comedy than anything. The drama will definitely be there, but it will all lead to more humor.
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