The currently trending Netflix film, Hustle starring Adam Sandler and executively produced by LeBron James takes on the story of fictional NBA scout Stanley Sugarman looking for the next great NBA prospect. With a 91% rotten tomatoes rating, Hustle is bringing back the grit in sports films showing the grind and hustle athletes go through to compete at the highest level. The film keeps it authentic by bringing in NBA players to act and play mostly themselves to showcase real skill on-screen without too many effects.
Part of the group of basketball players who makes a cameo in the film include: the Philadelphia 76ers, Trey Young, Aaron Gordon, Anthony Edwards, Juancho Hernangómez and legends like Dr. J, Kenny Smith, Mark Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Charles Barkley. You also can catch Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson featured in the film as part of the crew during a secret draft practice session. He kills it on the court with his explosive speed and ball handling skills.
Although the film has its comical moments, it really shows the character and backstory behind these public figures. We know them as basketball players, but Hustle looks at the hard work that goes into getting at the top and become the high caliber athletes they are. Check out the trailer and see how many NBA players you catch!
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