Ever since he let his own team down, many years ago, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is determined to find some sort of redemption. And the Rucker Classic streetball tournament seems like it could be the way to do it.
Dax puts everything he’s got into building the ultimate team – only to have it stolen from under his nose by Mookie (Nick Kroll), his long-time enemy. Dreams dashed yet again, Dax wonders if it’s time to give up on basketball once and for all.
And then he meets Uncle Drew (Kyrie Irving).
One of the most legendary players to ever have graced the court, these days Uncle Drew doesn’t look like much more than an old guy in sportswear – that is, until he gets a basketball between his hands.
Finesse, speed, and a killer free throw – Drew’s still got it. And he might just be Dax’s last shot.
Uncle Drew agrees to work with Dax to form a streetball team – on one condition: Drew picks the team. Together, they rally together Drew’s old teammates, Big Fella (Shaquille O’Neal), Boots (Nate Robinson), Preacher (Chris Webber), Betty Lou (Lisa Leslie), and Lights (Reggie Miller), to create a misfit team of senior citizens.
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and at first, the squad is almost laughed off the court.
But these old dogs have old tricks, and everyone knows that old school beats new school every time…
Based on the hit digital series conceived by Pepsi, cult favourite Uncle Drew finally hits the big screen, featuring a standout cast of NBA gold including Shaquille O’Neal, Nate Robinson, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, and WNBA’s Lisa Leslie. Current super star Kyrie Irving also stars, alongside comedy favourites Lil Rey Howery (Get Out), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), and Nick Kroll (The House).