After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew’s old basketball squad (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one. After a successful five years as a fan-favorite digital episodic series, originally conceived by Pepsi, UNCLE DREW, will hit theaters June 29, 2018. UNCLE DREW is a Summit Entertainment release produced by Temple Hill in association with PepsiCo’s Creators League Studios.
In the final game coming out of a timeout with mere seconds left on the clock, Uncle Drew (Kyrie Irving) reminds Preacher (Chris Webber) that they have no more timeouts. This is in reference to an incident during the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament on April 5, 1993. During that game, the real life Webber called a timeout with 11 seconds remaining in the game. Unfortunately, his team, the Michigan Wolverines, who were down 73-71 against North Carolina, didn’t have any timeouts left. The call earned Webber a technical foul, and ended up costing the Wolverines the chance to win. Although Webber went on to have an illustrious career in the NBA, he continues to receive ridicule for that error.