Former Cavs guard Kyrie Irving, who continues to rehab from knee surgery, is doing the movie thing this offseason, as he stars in the upcoming big screen release of Uncle Drew. The movie is opening this weekend, and the promotion is really starting to get cranked up.
Enter this story via The Hollywood Reporter:
Co-star Tiffany Haddish thought Irving was just some old guy.
“When I came to work the first day, they all took pictures with me and stuff,” says Haddish, referring to such hoops stars in the movie as Chris Webber and Reggie Miller. (The film also features Shaquille O’Neal, Lisa Leslie and Nick Kroll.) “I’m like, ‘Who are these motherfuckers?’ (Laughs.) I didn’t realize [Kyrie] was in costume. I was like, ‘Rel, Rel, what the fuck is goin’ on with his neck?’ He was like, ‘Tiffany, that’s Kyrie.’ I was like, ‘Who?’ ”
Haddish explains that she stopped following basketball closely when she got married. “I stopped paying attention since 2008. ‘Cause I was like, oh I gotta man. Then I got divorced, then I got really busy. So I don’t pay attention to it, it ain’t really my thing.”
You can check out the Uncle Drew trailer below, and catch it in the theater this weekend.