Ray Allen says Denzel Washington scoring on him in ‘He Got Game’ was ‘truly organic’

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“It was supposed to be 11-0,” Ray Allen recently told Yahoo Entertainment. The two-time NBA champ has a new autobiography out, called "From the Outside," and recalled filming the 1998 Spike Lee classic "He Got Game," which turns 20 this year. “But when we started playing, [Denzel] started shooting the ball and the ball was going in,” he said. Allen, who at the time of "He Got Game" played for the Milwaukee Bucks, said Denzel’s unscripted baskets upset the crew and his acting coach, Susan Batson. “Everybody on set including my acting coach was up in arms,” he told Yahoo. “They were mad at me because I let him score.”

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