Kyrie Irving Reveals June 29 Release Date for 'Uncle Drew' Movie

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistFebruary 12, 2018

Kyrie Irving announced Monday that his Uncle Drew film will be released on June 29.

The Boston Celtics point guard promoted the movie on Instagram with a poster of him as the titular character, which was first introduced in a Pepsi ad campaign.

Last September, Irving posed in costume along with co-stars Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Lisa Leslie, Nate Robinson, Lil Rel Howery and Erica Ash. Nick Kroll will also star as a rival for Howery's Dax, who recruits Uncle Drew for a street ball tournament.

The movie's official Twitter page offered an early look at the major characters. Girls Trip's Tiffany Haddish adds to an already stacked cast.

Uncle Drew @UncleDrewFilm

Cross your fingers, say a Hail Mary, and hope for a swish! Watch @realchriswebber play Preacher in #UncleDrew, coming to theaters June 29! 😎 #PreachItBrother https://t.co/PIiMOZGSe9

Uncle Drew @UncleDrewFilm

This #BigFella’s ready to make them feel small. Respect the REAL basketball OGs. See @Shaq in #UncleDrew in theaters June 29. https://t.co/nSxSBM4XyC

Uncle Drew @UncleDrewFilm

He may get knocked down. But he’ll get up again. And will wheel your ass over on the court. Watch @Nate_Robinson play Boots in #UncleDrew - in theaters June 29! #BootUp https://t.co/ujYTjpT2TC

Uncle Drew @UncleDrewFilm

Ladies and gents, meet the first and best Grandmama baller around: Betty Lou! See @LisaLeslie in #UncleDrew - Coming to theaters June 29. #GramGotGame https://t.co/cJPNzEkfjT

Uncle Drew @UncleDrewFilm

The man who got us all back together again. Watch @LilRel4 play Dax in #UncleDrew, coming to theaters June 29! #DaxAFact https://t.co/ObRA9ThQsY

Uncle Drew @UncleDrewFilm

Paging our very own, Nurse Maya! Bold, boss, and beautiful. Check out @TheEricaAsh in #UncleDrew, coming to theaters June 29! #MayaOhMy https://t.co/binnNMkLjj

Uncle Drew @UncleDrewFilm

Come get some, Mookie AKA @NickKroll! Y’all better play some serious defense! Watch it all go down in #UncleDrew - Coming to theaters June 29! #Way2Cocky https://t.co/pVWrYks9L4

Uncle Drew @UncleDrewFilm

Better hold ‘em tight. Jess ain’t messin’ around. Look out for @TiffanyHaddish in the new #UncleDrew film, coming to theaters June 29! #SheSavage https://t.co/vreU1uCjIl

This year's NBA Finals will run from May 31 to June 17 at the latest, so Irving already may have reason to celebrate before making his big-screen debut. 

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