Jake Shuttlesworth
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Jake Shuttlesworth (Character)
from He Got Game (1998)

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He Got Game (1998)
Jesus Shuttlesworth: I hate my name. What kind of name is Jesus anyway?
Jake Shuttlesworth: It's biblical.
Jesus Shuttlesworth: Yeah, no kidding.

Jake Shuttlesworth: Let me tell you something son, you get that hatred out your heart, or you'll end up just another nigga, like your father.

Jake Shuttlesworth: What are you studying?
Mary Shuttlesworth: Cells
Jake Shuttlesworth: Yeah, me too.

Jake Shuttlesworth: [when the clerk sees his ankle monitor] It's arthritis, you know. I got that arthritis thing happenin'.
Sneaker Clerk: Yeah?
Jake Shuttlesworth: Yeah!
Sneaker Clerk: My brother's got the same arthritic condition
Jake Shuttlesworth: Really?
Sneaker Clerk: Only it's on his left ankle. It's goin' around here in Coney Island.
Jake Shuttlesworth: Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's contagious!
Sneaker Clerk: Yeah!

Jesus Shuttlesworth: God ain't shit!
Jake Shuttlesworth: Number one, why you gotta use this kinda language? What you some kinda heathen now? You don't make no mistakes? You be out here shootin', but you don't miss no shots ever? EVER? People make mistakes! People veer off the path! God forgives them!
Jesus Shuttlesworth: Has God forgiven you for killing my mother?
Jake Shuttlesworth: I pray that he has, Son. I believe he has. When will you?

Jake Shuttlesworth: I pray you understand why I pushed you so hard! It was only to get you to that next level, Son. I mean, you's the first Shuttlesworth that's ever gonna make it out of these projects, and I was the one who who put the ball in your hand, Son! I put the ball in your crib!

Jake Shuttlesworth: I want you to go to Big State, Son.
Jesus Shuttlesworth: Aw, Man, you just like everybody else.
Jake Shuttlesworth: No I'm not like everyone else, Son. Everyone else ain't your father.