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More Than a Game (2008)

PG  |   |  Documentary, Sport  |  16 October 2009 (Taiwan)
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This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

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This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

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$182,943 (USA) (2 October 2009)

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$944,527 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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The song 'Forever' by rap artists Eminem, Drake, Kanye West and Lil Wayne was inspired by this film. See more »

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Written by Durrell Babbs (as Durrell "Tank" Babbs), J. Valentine, Robert Newt, Harvey Mason Jr.,
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Performed by Durrell Babbs, Tyrese Gibson (as Tyrese), Toni Braxton,
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Worth It To See LeBron At An Early Age
27 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you know or care anything about high school hoops on a national level, there's one stretch of the truth that will jump out at you near the end of this movie -- that being the assertion that St. Vincent-St. Mary is playing in a national championship game in what was the senior season for LeBron James and the rest of the "Fab 4/5". Of course, there is no national championship game for high school hoops, at least, not like there is in college. LeBron and his crew won the Division II Ohio state championship as seniors, then would have had to be voted national champs in one or more polls. And I don't remember if they were consensus national champs; since it's all done by polls, it's possible one or more polls had some other team as its national champ that season.

Maybe that only means something to me because I'm a basketball fan. For everyone else it probably suffices to say that this is an entertaining film, if a bit thin on details and questionable at times in its accuracy. As basketball documentaries go, More Than A Game can't hold Hoop Dream's jock, but seeing action clips of LeBron as a youngsta make it worth the rental.

One last basketball junkie point: For my tastes the film makers should have gone into more detail about the LeBron-Carmelo Anthony HS matchup. It's glossed over a bit in this film so you don't get the sense of what a battle that game was between two good teams and two future NBA stars (36-8-5 and six steals for LeBron, 34-11-2 for Carmelo). Nor is it emphasized that LeBron and St. Vincent-St. Mary lost the game.


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