Kevin and Bobbito, the guys behind ‘Doin It In The Park!’ and who were sent in by Nike Phils. to show their film recently have finally written about their trip here, and as I expected they were stunned by how much we had embraced the game.
When I was a kid they used to show ‘One On One‘ on RPN 9 every so often. It’s a movie about an up and coming basketball genius played by Robby Benson who grew up in a hick Mid – American State (one of those square shaped ones), who was recruited into big University to play ball. Being young and terribly naive he gets into all sorts of trouble, but eventually pulls himself together to show everyone, especially the Coach who was trying to get rid of him (played brilliantly by G.D. Spratlin, who also memorably played a corrupt politician in Godfather II amongst others), what he’s really made of.
Just caught a trailer of a Thai movie called Fireball. Apparently the story involves an “underground, no-holds-barred, no-fouls-called style of basketball that is played to the death”.
First of all, for those who haven’t watched it (it’s showing now), Semi Pro doesn’t have Heidi Klum in it. These are promotionals for the movie, true, but they were made to coincide with SI.com’s 2008 Swimsuit Edition, so they put Heidi in a bikini and did them. And sure that’s kinda ‘malabo‘, but DANG! I’m not complaining!