After watching Hoop Dreams for the first time in 10 years, I noticed a few things.

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    Authur Agee would've been a better pro prospect had he got the opportunity to stay.
    All throughout high school breh was hella malnourished. Looking at how he speaks now, he would've benefited from being around white people at St. Josephs and he probably would've picked a better degree choice.







    William Gates was totally sabotaged by his families own agendas. His tuition was partially paid for by that white family and all of his medical expenses was paid for by the school, yet he and his family had a sense of entitlement. I think Marquette definitely gave him money to go there :mjpls: His coach was even like :mindblown: why would you sign before your senior year when you could have more schools checking for you.

    He should've sat out his entire junior year to recover. I think his brother convinced him to play. I also think his brother pushed him to hard in the first place. And his girl who would eventually become his wife ultimately helped derail his basketball career.

    Lenny Cooke should've watched this. Maybe he would've moved differently. :manny:
     
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    :mjcry:

    The struggle this doc showed man was/is too real :mjcry:

    You're right about the Gates family too
     
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    When the Agee Family's lights got cut off :snoop:

    When Author went back to St. Josephs and saw what could've been :francis:.



    Gates always choked in big moments too.
     
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    Legendary documentary so many gems are given in this for any promising teenage athlete.

    When my 50+ y/o English teacher from New Zealand bought this up in class one day. Had me :krs: :ohhh:.


    I still got it on vhs somewhere.
     
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    That was tough. Art's mom talking bout how his pops came back to the crib to whoop her ass and drain the household money.
    Arthur was working hard on dunking over the summer to show his dad......his dad showed up and copped crack right in front of him on the basketball court.
    :mjcry::what:
    shyt disgusted me but Art was a very resilient young man.
     
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    Let it rain :mjcry:
     
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    GOAT B-Ball flik.
    I dont give a fukk if its a doc.
     
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    i'll have to watch this again.

    Movie brings back memories for me because I went to St Joes...
    ...im 10 years younger than these dudes, but a lot of those teachers were there when I was.

    Movie shows how kids can fuk there life up just because of the adults around them.
    You dont realize how your folks fuk you up till youre much older.

    edit: its on Youtube :ehh: (what a time to be alive)

     
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    One of the only DVDs I'll hold onto forever. GOAT documentary:mjcry:
     
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    Arthur was a lil Isiah Thomas :mjcry:
     
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    If Arthur was playing at the level St. Joe's wanted him to, they would have taken care of his education. I'm from NYC and there are a number of CHSAA players who have "sponsors" to help with their tuition. The school screwed him over. If they were patient and gave him time to grow, he would have panned out and likely led them to state. Coming from the home he did certainly didn't help his situation. Dope fiend father who wasn't around and a mom who tried her best to keep the lights on. It gets to a kid.

    Gates was one of the best players in the country but wasn't built like Arthur. I do think he got paid to go to Marquette or they had girls on visit and turned him out. You don't make a brash decision like that especially when you had bigger and better schools beating down your door. His brother living through him was a recipe for a disaster.

    Amazing documentary and something that can't be replicated.
     
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    Great movie man.
     
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    Remember this doc when it dropped like yesterday :mjcry:
     
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