Now that we’re three games in to the NBA Finals, things really start to slow down in the basketball world. With no games to watch four nights out of the week, there’s a lot more time to do non-basketball stuff. This past weekend I watched parts of “Sherlock Holmes” and “Bad Teacher,” which is something I’d never consider during the season and kind of wish I hadn’t done anyways.
Nonetheless, we all have a lot more free time now that there’s only one series to watch. That’s why it’s too bad the new Chinese movie that Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard are starring in isn’t out yet. I’d love to waste some time watching that. From SportsGrid’s translation of a Chinese movie rating site:
“The movie … is intended to show a few urban white-collar basketball fans realized the truth of life in basketball the face of temptations. The hero of the film played by Huang Xiaoming is a game tester, testing a new “virtual reality basketball game, this virtual world is not so simple, even accidentally involved in some thrilling adventure.”
So basically, original “Tron” meets “Like Mike,” with a little “Lawnmower Man” and “Thunderstruck” thrown in for good measure. Sounds awesome. All of the Oscars, please. Golden Globes too, while you’re at it.
Alongside Dwight and Carmelo, the soon-to-be-legendary flick also features Scottie Pippen, Magic Johnson, Yi Jianlian and Wang Zhizhi on the big screen, making for a stronger first six than that of either the Magic or Knicks. I’m not entirely sure how we’ll get a chance to see this, since it’s going to be Chinese release. But we definitely need to get our hands on it, because this has the potential to make “Space Jam” and “Just Wright” look like “Hoosiers” and “He Got Game.”