“White Men Can’t Jump” Cast, Director, Reunite for ESPN “SC Featured” Segment April 10


“White Men Can’t Jump” Cast, Director, Reunite for ESPN “SC Featured” Segment April 10

For the 30th anniversary of the hit sports movie White Men Can’t Jump, film stars Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson and Rosie Perez have reunited for the first time with the film’s writer and director Ron Shelton to look back at what went into the making of the picture and discuss the impact it had.

The reunion is the subject of the weekly ESPN SportsCenter SC Featured segment, debuting in the 8 a.m. ET hour of SportsCenter on Sunday, April 10. The feature will re-air in other editions of SportsCenter following the debut.

In the 1992 comedy-drama film, Snipes and Harrelson play basketball hustlers in Los Angeles who despite their differences join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a tournament.  

Writer/director Ron Shelton takes SC Featured to some of the filming locations in Los Angeles and then meets Snipes and Harrelson in a basketball gymnasium to discuss the film. Perez, who played Harrelson’s girlfriend in the film, joins remotely.

Other actors from the movie, Marques Johnson and Kadeem Hardison, also offer some memories in the piece as does Kokayi Ampah, who scouted out the film’s shooting locations.

A longer version of the feature will be available on ESPN+ and ESPN+ on Hulu this Sunday.


Isabelle Lopez

Based in New York City, Isabelle Lopez is a Communications Associate Director for ESPN Films and Original Content. Her projects include the critically-acclaimed 30 for 30 documentary series and The ESPYS, among others.
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