‘1883’ Star LaMonica Garrett Was an Absolute Monster in Slamball: VIDEO

by Thad Mitchell
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We are just a few days away from the highly anticipated premiere of “1883” and the excitement among “Yellowstone” followers is boiling over.

“1883” is a “Yellowstone” prequel that will trace the roots of the Dutton family all the way back to the titular year. One of the main reasons for “1883” excitement is the phenomenal cast that will grace our television screens. “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan has done an excellent of loading up the “1883” casts with some of the top talent in the world. One such talent is rising actor LaMonica Garrett, who will be playing a character named Thomas on the show. Garrett is considered an up-and-comer on the Hollywood scene and his role in “1883” should only provide a nice boost for his acting career. We don’t know a ton about Thomas but that will change on December 19 with the world premiere of the “Yellowstone” spinoff.

Prior to joining the “1883” cast, LaMonica Garrett has had a rather interesting career. Blessed with great athletic ability, he played football in college and was once considered an NFL prospect. It was not to be, but Garrett still had the desire to pursue a professional sports career. He joined the “Slamball” league not long after its exception. If you don’t remember slamball, it’s a hybrid of basketball and football played on trampolines. Take a look at Garrett taking it to the hole in this clip:

LaMonica Garrett is straight Beastmode in this video as he slams a basketball in some poor guy’s face. I believe they call that “posterizing” in the world of basketball.

Unfortunately for the “1883” star, “Slamball” would fade away from existence after a short run. Garrett then turned his attention to Hollywood and launched an acting career,

‘1883’ Features All Star Cast That Will Tell the ‘Yellowstone’ Story

LaMonica Garrett isn’t the Hollywood star joining the “1883” cast as he will have several big-timers joining him.

The headliners are country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. “1883” creator Taylor Sheridan shocked the world when he announced McGraw and Hill would be playing the lead roles of James and Margaret Dutton. Despite not having a plethora of acting experience, the couple is expected to be a huge draw for the show. We’ve already gotten a look at Tim McGraw as James Dutton in an earlier episode of Yellowstone’s fourth season.

Other Hollywood big shots joining the “1883” cast include western favorite Sam Elliott and star actor Billy Bob Thornton. Isabel May will also be a part of the cast, playing the role of Elsa Dutton.

With “1883” quickly approaching, speculation is running heavy on just what we should expect to learn on the show. We’ll find out in less than a week when the Paramount+ debuts the first episode.