PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - AUGUST 27: NBA Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juancho Hernangómez is seen on the set of Netflix feature film, "Hustle" on August 27, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
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Why Bo From
Hustle Looks
So Familiar
In "Hustle," Adam Sandler stars as Stanley Sugarman, a washed-up scout for the 76ers looking to find the NBA's next big star. Sugarman's work takes him all over the world, where he spots a hotheaded diamond in the rough named Bo Cruz, and here's why Bo looks so familiar.
Bo is played by Juancho Hernangómez, a Spanish basketball player who's making his acting debut in "Hustle." Hernangómez made headlines in 2021 when the Minnesota Timberwolves, blocked him from playing for Spain in the delayed 2020 Olympics due to a shoulder injury.
The film is a departure for Hernangómez, who has more quietly embraced celebrity than, say, LeBron James or Blake Griffin. "I cannot say I'm never going to do a movie because that's not true," said Hernangómez adding, "But if this is my only movie, I'm going to die so happy."