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Hoop Dreams follow-up

Discussion in 'Movies' started by mattCR, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. mattCR

    mattCR Well-Known Member
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    Sometimes, news comes across feeds elsewhere that just makes me say "wow".


    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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