It’s a double edged sword that the ads for the documentary, More Than a Game leave you feeling like the picture is all about Lebron James.
On the one hand, I’m not sure if I would have seen the film had it not been about Lebron, a player that may go down as one of the greatest players ever to play the game. But, on the other hand, it was difficult convincing any of my boys to see it because, being the die hard New Yorkers that they are, until they see Lebron in a Brooklyn Nets jersey, he’s considered an enemy of the state.
Is a Lebron James and his story big enough to motivate viewers to the theatre shilling out $20 bucks for tickets burnt popcorn and stale nachos? I don’t know, the jury is still out. I am sure about one thing though, watching a classic tale about the ups and downs of friendship, childhood dreams, hopes and aspirations is always a great way to spend 2 hours in my book.
More than a Game may be the best basketball documentary that I’ve ever seen (and yes I did see Hoop Dreams). Kudos to writer, director and producer Kristopher Belman for having the foresight to start documenting the high school phenom before the rest of the world ever heard of Akron, Ohio. I remember watching Lebron on the news back in 02-03 and thinking “wow… I wonder what life must be like for that kid.” This film gave me an answer… with his boys by his side… he was having the time of his life.
To promote the film on the show Ms Bourgeoisie and Angela Yee teamed up with Letisha Williams from LRMR marketing to give away a copy of the New York Times best selling book about Lebron and his boys called “Shooting Stars” right here on TeamYee.tv.
If you missed it here’s the break:
Not to leave TeamYee.tv out, we are gonna give the book to the person that posts the a link to the best Lebron James dunk that they can find. If multiple links to the same video are posted the prize will go to who ever posted the video first.
So get on it… and then go see that film.