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More Than a Game (2008)

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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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Romeo Travis ... Himself
Sian Cotton ... Himself
Willie McGee ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Connor Flynn ... Fan at Gund Arena
Clavacia Smith ... Himself
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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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Rated PG for brief mild language and incidental smoking | See all certifications »
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16 October 2009 (Taiwan)  »

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Mais do Que Um Jogo  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$182,943, 4 October 2009, Limited Release

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$944,527, 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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Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.10 (2009) See more »

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Jamboree
Performed by Naughty By Nature featuring Zhane
Written by Vin Rock (as Vincent Brown), Anthony 'Treach' Criss (as Anthony Criss),
DJ Kay Gee (as Keir Gist) and Benny Golson
Courtesy of Arista Records LLC
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
Zhane appears courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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LeBron's home team
21 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

It's 2003. LeBron James, Dru Joyce III, Romeo Travis, Sian Cotton, and Willie McGee are preparing to play the National Championship Game. The documentary takes a look at these five teenagers in Akron, Ohio growing up and rising up to be one of the best high school teams. They were a shoe-string unknown team playing in the AAU tournaments with teams from across the country. In 1999, they lost the championship game by two points on a final miss by LeBron. LeBron is the future NBA star dubbed the Chosen One. Dru is the undersized kid with a chip on his shoulder. Romeo is the angry addition in the sophomore year. Dru Joyce II takes over after their coach abandons them for a college job.

This is more or less for fans of LeBron. It has his cooperation. It's mostly basketball with some personal revelations. The most important aspect seems to be their close-knit friendship and loyalty of belonging to the group. It has some insights and drama even for non-fans of LeBron. It doesn't really have anything too dramatic with the exception of LeBron's suspension. More than anything, this is about LeBron's nature and his connection to his home town.


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