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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.