Blake Griffin to Produce “White Men Can’t Jump” Remake


If there’s one myth Blake Griffin has debunked over his NBA career, it’s that “white men can’t jump” (Griffin’s 1/2 white).

The 5x All-Star has made a career out of slam dunks and alley-oops. In fact, one of his most famous moments in his NBA career is jumping over a 2011 Kia to become the 2011 NBA Dunk Contest Champion. Sparking up his sponsorship with Kia.

6 years later, Griffin and the creator of the Emmy-nominated series Black-ish, Kenya Barris have teamed up to re-create the 16th highest grossing movie of 1992, White Men Can’t Jump.

The production will be done through the Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil (Carolina Panthers Center) made company, Mortal Media.

Barris is set to write the new script and produce for the new version that has no set time or date when it will be completed.

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Although Griffin has had some history of good comedic acting, such as: Blake & Drake in the ESPYS skit, GameFly commercials, Jordan commercials and of course his famous Kia Optima commercials; he will unfortunately not be starring in the new version of the film.

The original 1992 film stars award winning actors, Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes as two street ballers in Los Angeles that make a living off of playing street ball and hustling other street ballers. The movie title comes from Harrelson’s character, Billy Hoyle who never dunks throughout his time in the film, causing Snipes’ character, Sidney Dean to say the line to him “White men can’t jump.” Even though Billy tries to prove him wrong, betting him money and getting multiple attempts, he only makes it more clear to Sidney that “White men can’t jump.”

There will be some adjustments to the film, but hopefully Griffin and Barris don’t flip the script too much. Griffin could bring his teammate Marreese Speights to make a cameo in the film and do his famously missed wide open NBA Finals dunk, to show that not only white men can’t jump, but Mo Speights can’t jump either.

About Juwan M. Davis

Editor/Writer for NBALEAD. Born and raised in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Living in Los Angeles. Minnesota Timberwolves fan. Twitter: @JuwanMalikDavis

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