Breaking down the NBA player acting performances in Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler has found a surprising new niche: movies in which he acts

alongside NBA power forwards featuring scenes at Celtics-Sixers games.

In 2019, Sandler starred in Uncut Gems, an anxiety roller coaster that featured a

scene-stealing performance from Kevin Garnett and revolved around a series of (ill-advised) bets on a Boston-Philly playoff series.

In his new movie, Hustle, Sandler’s NBA costar is Jazz reserve Juancho Hernangómez, and the movie

wraps with a scene at a Celtics-Sixers game that seems to be a season opener

or perhaps a preseason game. The stakes are lower this time around.

Gems was greatly enhanced if you knew about Garnett,

a Hall of Famer whose trademark was over-the-top intensity