This Luka Doncic And Dennis Smith Jr. ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Video Is A+ Stuff
I don’t give a damn who you are, if you like sports and feel good stories, in my personal opinion, it doesn’t get much better than 1992’s thrilling hoops movie, White Men Can’t Jump. Starring Woody Harrelson as Billy Hoyle and Wesley Snipes as Sidney Deane. The movie takes us through the intensity of playground ball, where both Billy and Sidney hustle their way to making cold hard cash through an unlikely pairing. The two deliver an outstanding performance that shows a culture divide on the playground, bringing together black and white.
OK, so I may be overselling the movie, but, hey, the flick is one of my favorites, so of course I’m going to make it sound like a Academy Award nominated film with lots of drama and twists and turns.
Well, as much as I love White Men Can’t Jump, the Dallas Mavericks seem to enjoy it even more, because they just made an A+ version of it with their unlikely pairing of budding superstars, rookie Luka Doncic and dunking extraordinaire, Dennis Smith Jr. — and it’s awesome. Check out the video below.
The idea seems to have spun out of an Instagram post from Doncic after being drafted by the Dallas Mavericks earlier this year, when he shared an image of both Smith and him has animated versions Billy and Sidney. Who knew they’d end up actually getting the chance to act it out a little bit?
Hey, with Hollywood running out of ideas and remaking every other ’90s movie, why not cast Luka Doncic and Dennis Smith Jr. in an updated version of White Men Can’t Jump? Like LeBron James in Space Jam 2, I think this needs to happen. Seriously, I’m all for this idea — especially since the Mavs are going to be garbage (again) this year, so might as well give the fans down in Dallas something to look forward to.