Tuesday, June 27

Hoops Film To Watch

There is always a basketball movie for release every year. There seems to be an unstoppable supply of hoops stories. I do not know of any other sports with so much to offer . And believe me , I've seen a large dose of these movies if not all. Last year , I watched Glory Road and was truly magnitized by it . One reason is that it's a true story and a truly great one at that. The other reason is that the acting was good. I believe Film Critic did a short review of this movie in his blog. What I'm excited about is the movie about Jason Mcelwain ( in photo with Magic Johnson ) . Columbia Pictures has acquired the Jason's life rights. Magic is acting as the executive producer of the movie . By this time , most of USA and Canada are aware of the unbelievable exploits of this autistic boy.

I first saw Jason in ABC News. The day after the news was first seen on TV, the station received a lot of calls to air it again . That's when I caught it. A whirlwind of personal appearances by Jason followed the ABC News feature . In morning shows , sports events and even with Pres. Bush. No , Jason did not endorse the Iraq war but I'm sure this photo was done to bolster Bush lagging popularity then . I thought that's the end of the Jason's TV exposure until he recently appeared in the concluded NBA Finals . Before that , Jason visited the Dallas Mavs practice . He had his photo taken with Mavs owner , Mark Cuban . The same thing with Jason Terry , the Dallas star who missed a last second shot in the final game.

Too bad , Jason's shooting touch did not rub on his namesake.

Otherwise , the Mavs would had been the NBA Champs !

DARN . I got the wrong Jason !


Blogger film critic said...

thanks for the mention. darn indeed.

11:27 AM  
Blogger john said...

My tears flowed when I saw Jason on TV. I replayed his exploits vis you tube.
What an amazing story !

12:00 PM  
Blogger NIKEY said...

you're right mark. you got the wrong jason.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous cb4 said...

I dig that boy.I'll wait for the movie.

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Sex Piston said...

Mark Cuban is a smuck !

9:35 AM  
Blogger Lee Ann said...

Thank you for stopping at the Castle the other day. I hope you will come by more often.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'll be honest, i like the autistic kid jason but do i think he deserves his own movie? hell no. wtf is it gunna be about besides the last couple minutes of the game where he went on his scoring rampage?

but hey if i was in the same situation id do the same thing, sell the rights to my story for mad bank. totally worth it.

7:15 PM  

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