Kevin Garnett has once again made his way into the headlines, but this time, it's for embellishing off the court instead of on it.
KG plays a key role in the Adam Sandler/Safdie Brothers film "Uncut Gems," but as it turns out, Garnett wasn't the only NBA superstar considered for the movie.
Embiid in particular apparently received heavy consideration early in casting, but when the production schedule started to spill into the NBA season, so they "couldn't use an active player anymore," said Josh Safdie.
The movie itself is a drama centering around an African player looking to reclaim an Ethiopian opal, and according to Josh, "Joel made sense for the themes of the movie."
With that being said, it would have been quite a sight to behold to see Embiid taking on such a serious role. After all, he's one of the biggest jokers in the NBA. He loves to mess around.
And while Garnett graces the silver screen, we'll only be left with our imagination of what the movie might have looked like with Oscar-winner Bryant or Embiid in his place.