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Ranking the Best NBA Player Movie Cameos

From ‘Space Jam’ and ‘Airplane!’ to recent favorites like ‘Uncut Gems’ and ‘Trainwreck,’ Ringer staffers rank their favorite NBA player cameos

From nostalgic classics like Space Jam and Airplane! to recent favorites like Uncut Gems and Trainwreck, NBA players have long appeared on the silver screen, with varying results. While the NBA season is on hold, Ringer staffers look back at the most famous (or infamous) player performances, ranking them each on acting talent, entertainment value, and star power. Along the way, the staffers answer questions like: Does it count as acting if you’re playing yourself? Does Space Jam hold up? Was Dennis Rodman the action star that the ’90s deserved? The winner of Best Cameo is revealed at the end of this extremely scientific exercise.