I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for “feel good”/”underdog” sports movies. In particular, I’m a sucker for basketball movies. When they are done right, there is nothing that resonates more with me. I will never forget being a high school basketball player and going to see “Hoosiers” in the theater. Two days later I was introduced to a friend of my coach. He was a man sitting in our practice. Ronnie Truitt was a rival school’s assistant principal, and as a boy, was one of the players on that Milan, Indiana, team. I never see a basketball court that I don’t think about that movie and that man I came to know. Which leads me to Netflix’s upcoming “Hustle.”
“Hustle” stars real-life basketball nut, Adam Sandler (in a dramatic role) and is about an NBA scout trying to bring a down-on-his luck basketball player to the U.S. without the approval of the team he is scouting for. “Hustle” co-stars Queen Latifah, Robert Duvall, NBA analyst Kenny ‘The Jet’ Smith and more and is produced by Sandler and LeBron James. It arrives on Netflix June 10th-just in time for the NBA Finals.