It's about the heyday of the Los Angeles Lakers and is based on Jeff Pearlman's nonfiction book "Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s."
"Jeff Pearlman's book and Max Borenstein's script of the story of the Showtime Lakers really knocked me over. Sexism, racism, tragedy, redemption, no-look passes and a giant cultural shift in America... I can’t wait to start filming," McKay said Tuesday in a statement.
The 1980s Lakers, led by All-Stars Johnson and Abdul-Jabbar, won five NBA championships.
Since this is set in the '80s, what are the odds on Kareem's role in "Airplane!" making the cut?