Saturday, September 6, 2008

MONTA LIED

Ellis admits he lied to Warriors about injury
By Marcus Thompson II

...According to a team source, the Warriors now know that Ellis' ankle injury _ which was repaired during surgery on Aug. 27 _ was not sustained "in a gym," and "it happened out doors and not while playing basketball."

...The team can fine and/or suspend Ellis if he injured his ankle by participating in a prohibited activity, such as motorcycle riding or snowboarding. Should he somehow not be able to play again, the Warriors could terminate the six-year, $66 million contract they signed Ellis to in July.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

YOUNG LEBRON ON THE BIG SCREEN


The ultimate, prototypical Nelli-baller hits the big screen when a documentary featuring Lebron's high school years will make it's debut in the Toronto International Film Festival this month - "More Than A Game" directed by Kristopher Belman.

Belman hit the jackpot in his hometown of Akron Ohio by lucking out in choosing a subject that could very well end up being the greatest to ever play the game when it's all said and done. The hoops pheonom, LeBron James, was anointed 'The Chosen One' as a young teen, but in a world where hype falls short in reality all too often, not many could have predicted the amount of success Lebron has had thus far in his young career.

Several years ago, first-time director Kristopher Belman decided to follow a high-school basketball team in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Its core group of players were four African-American youth from varying backgrounds, playing for the elite, predominantly white school St. Vincent-St. Mary. The boys had played together with the same coach since they were in grade school, developing an unusual chemistry. Hollywood should be so lucky to find such a script about family, redemption and what it takes to win. And as if that was not enough, one of the players went on to become an NBA superstar.

More Than A Game
Kristopher Belman
Country: USA
Year: 2008
Language: English
Runtime: 105 minutes
Format: Colour/HDCAM
Rating: PG

Production Company: Harvey Mason Media/ St. V, LLC./ Spring Hill Productions
Executive Producer: Maverick Carter, LeBron James
Producer: Harvey Mason, Kris Belman, Matthew Perniciaro, Kevin Mann
Written By: Brad Hogan, Kristopher Belman
Cinematographer: Kristopher Belman
Editor: V. Scott Balcerek
Sound: Scott A. Hecker
Music: Harvey Mason
Principal Cast: LeBron James, Dru Joyce, Romeo Travis, Sian Cotton, Willie McGee

International Sales Agent: Endeavor Independent


As a huge fan of basketball, film, and documentaries in general, I can't wait to watch this one when it comes to town. This film serves as a chronicle of greatness in its incubation stage. Basketball fans everywhere should feel fortunate to be able to get a glimpse of life on and off the court of a superstar in-the-making.

TIFF 2008 - One on One with LeBron James



Also see:

Hoop Dreams




The Heart of the Game




Gunnin' for That #1 Spot




Through the Fire

Sunday, August 31, 2008

POLL RESULTS: SHAUN LIVINGSTON


Should the Warriors pursue signing Shaun Livingston?

Yes: 47 (67%)
No: 23 (32%)

POLL RESULTS: JACKSON EXTENSION


Should the Warriors give Stephen Jackson a contract extension?

Yes: 31 (43%)
No: 40 (56%)