Uncle Drew is a 2018 American sports comedy film directed by Charles Stone III and written by Jay Longino. It stars Kyrie Irving as the title character from his Pepsi Max advertisements that began airing in 2012, along with former NBA players Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, and Nate Robinson, as well as former WNBA player Lisa Leslie. Lil Rel Howery, Erica Ash, J. B. Smoove, Mike Epps, Tiffany Haddish, and Nick Kroll also star.
The film was released in the United States by Lionsgate on June 29, 2018 and received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the performances of the cast, but called the direction and screenplay “formulaic”. It is translated by Vj Junior.
Kyrie Irving as Uncle Drew, a streetball legend.
Lil Rel Howery as Dax Winslow, a streetball team manager.
Ashton Tyler as Young Dax
Shaquille O’Neal as Big Fella, Uncle Drew’s former teammate who now runs a martial arts dojo.
Chris Webber as Preacher, Uncle Drew’s former teammate who is now a church minister.
Reggie Miller as Wilbur “Lights” Wallace, Uncle Drew’s former teammate who is legally blind.
Nate Robinson as Boots, Uncle Drew’s former teammate who has selective mutism and appears to be a paraplegic.
Lisa Leslie as Betty Lou, Preacher’s wife.
Erica Ash as Maya, Boots’ granddaughter and Dax’s love interest.
J.B. Smoove as Angelo, a Harlem resident who remembers Uncle Drew.
Mike Epps as Louis, a Harlem resident who is Angelo’s friend.
Tiffany Haddish as Jess, Dax’s materialistic ex-girlfriend and Mookie’s girlfriend.
Nick Kroll as Mookie Bass, Dax’s longtime rival.
Aaron Gordon as Casper Jones, a streetball player Mookie steals from Dax.
Making cameo appearances as themselves are Sal Masekela, John Calipari, Jon Hammond, Scoop Jackson, Pee Wee Kirkland, Earl Monroe, Chris Mullin, Bill Walton, George Gervin, Steve Nash, David Robinson, Jerry West, Dikembe Mutombo, NeNe Leakes, Rick Barry, Rick Ross, and Ben Nethongkome.