Hoop Dreams follow-up

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  1. mattCR

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    Sometimes, news comes across feeds elsewhere that just makes me say "wow".

    http://www.pioneerlocal.com/lagrange/sports/highschools/2978838,wp-gatesdream-stjoseph-1221100-s1.article


    William Gates, Jr. is going to St. Joseph Academy, the same school as his father, featured in the film.. playing for the same coach - who in the time since the film has set the state record for most wins.


    Both of the leads in the film "Hoop Dreams" went through their own tragedies; Gates brother Curtis (who was sen briefly in the Hoop Dreams original) was murdered a few years ago; Aurthur Agee's dad was also killed in an attempted robbery.


    But it was the commitment of his son to St. Joseph that crossed my sports wire a week or so ago that made me go back and re-watch one of the best films I've seen.
     

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