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Thursday, June 16, 2005

"Hoop Dreams" ... one decade later

My how time flies...earlier this summer, the DVD of the acclaimed documentary Hoop Dreams was released, and now there's talk of doing a followup documentary on the lives of William Gates and Arthur Agee.

Carol Slezak of the Chicago Sun-Times offers a nifty column on Gates and Agee this morning. It's good to get in the wayback machine once in a while - - and it seems that Will and Arthur are doing well.

By the way, a little bit of Hoop Dreams trivia is in order.......remember the scene where Will Gates visits the Bradley Center for the first time and his name is announced over the loudspeaker (a faux play-by-play, in a sense)? The PA announcer was none other than Pat Hughes, the current radio voice of the Chicago Cubs (and owner of a mean set-shot off the glass -- Pat plays a mean game of H-O-R-S-E).


Anonymous said...

Will was always a nice guy, hope he's doing well. I may have to pick that dvd up.

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