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JaVale McGee has a huge incentive to have the NBA Finals close out on Monday night at Oracle.
Warriors big man JaVale McGee, who has ambitions of being a producer, was brought on to help finance the upcoming film, “All Eyez on Me,” a biopic based on the life of rapper Tupac Shakur, reports The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears.
“I’ve known the producer L.T. Hutton for three or four years now,” said McGee, who considered majoring in film at the University of Nevada, Reno. “We always talk about stuff and movies. And then he talked about the Tupac movie was coming up. I had to jump on it that summer.
“I’ve always been into producing stuff,” McGee said. “I got put into a position where I was able to be more of a monetary producer in the Tupac movie. So I jumped at the chance, especially after I saw the movie.”
If the Cavaliers are able to extend this series past a 5th game, McGee will have to forgo his attendance at the film’s premiere on Thursday—the same night as Game 6.
“It’s June 16. If you love Tupac, you should go see it,” McGee said. “Even if you don’t know anything about Tupac, it tells you his story from the time he was a kid. It’s pretty good.”
“The actor that played Tupac is amazing,” McGee said. “He really looks like Tupac. All the scenes are really well set up. His mother really looks like his mother. The casting was really good, from my standpoint. I think the public is going to love it, especially since they have the rights to the music. It should be pretty good.”