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SLAM DUNK! The 'Uncle Drew' Dream Team Gets Fresh For NYC Premiere - Lil Rel, Shaq, Kyrie Irving, Erica Ash & More!

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Before Uncle Drew hit theaters today, the cast hit the blue carpet for the comedy's NYC premiere. After the event, they hit the dance floor and were cutting up! Get it all inside...

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Hollywood and professional basketball joined forces on the blue carpet at the Uncle Drew premiere held in NYC recently.

What started as a series of Pepsi commercials is now a whole movie. And it hit theaters today. The comedy follows a desperate basketball coach who goes tries his damnedest to fulfill a lifelong dream of entering (and winning) the Rucker Classic street basketball tournament in Harlem. Lil Rel Howery plays Dax, who's desperate to win the cash prize. After meeting Uncle Drew (played by Kyrie Irving), he embarks on a road trip to round up all of Drew's former basketball squad (including Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson and Lisa Leslie).

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The Get Out actor stepped on the carpet, bringing his kiddies along for the ride.

“I got the chance to work with people I look up to,” Lil Rel told Variety. “It was surreal. To see them come into our world was great.”

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Boston Celtics baller Kyrie Irving should have showed up in his Uncle Drew costume. Ha! Instead, he kept it dapper and suave on the carpet.

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Former NBA baller/Uncle Drew star Shaq brought all of his kids with him to check out the family friendly comedy. Hmm...we wonder where his girlfriend Laticia Rolle was.

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Aww! Love seeing this.

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Three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie looked angelic in a white dress with her kiddies. We're sure they loved seeing their mom made up like an old lady in the film.

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Snaaaaaaatched!

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Uncle Drew stars Reggie Miller, Erica Ash and Chris Webber hit the carpet for the basketball fun.

 

From what we're seeing on Twitter, folks are saying Chris Webber was THE funniest person in the film. 

 

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J.B. Smoove, who stars in the film and his wife Shahidah Omar served up coupledom vibes on the carpet.

“You would think these guys are only competitive on the court, but they have pride in all of their work,” J.B. Smoove told Variety. “They show up on time. They work hard, and they are committed to their characters.”

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"EXTRA" co-host AJ Calloway, who has recently denied those sexual allegations brought against him, and "Entertainment Tonight" co-host Kevin Frazier linked up on the carpet. 

 

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Actor J.R Martinez was all smiles on the carpet.

 

 

 

At the afterparty...

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Erica repped for Delta Sigma Theta with frat - Shaq & AJ Calloway - of Omega Psi Phi.

Everyone turned up and was cutting up. Watch Erica Ash get her entire life with Common (and his mustache) below: 

 

Peep the trailer if you haven't below: 

 

By the way, Uncle Drew is doing OK at the box office. The comedy raked in $1.1 million in Thursday previews last night at 2,200 theaters. Nice!

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