Allen, 37, still has a few years left in the NBA. But whenever he retires he plans to become an actor.
“Oh, yes," Allen said when asked if wants to act. "It’s just something that’s going to keep me busy and something that can challenge you and keep you focused on a daily basis.’’ [...]
Not that Allen needed convincing he could go from NBA to screen star, but it sure didn’t hurt when he ran into Leonardo DiCaprio a few years ago in Las Vegas.
DiCaprio was said to have liked "He Got Game." He told Allen he should pursue acting when he retires. [...]
For "He Got Game,'' Allen was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Male Performance. Film critic Roger Ebert wrote that Allen “is that rarity, an athlete who can act.’’
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