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‘Shooting Stars’ Review: Before LeBron Was King
  + stars: | 2023-06-02 | by ( John Anderson | )   time to read: 1 min
Mookie Cook as LeBron James Photo: Oluwaseye Olusa/Universal PicturesLakers superstar LeBron James is now at the “will he/won’t he” stage regarding his hinted-at retirement at the ripe old NBA age of 38. But the fact that it is a question at all puts a more nostalgic spin on “Shooting Stars,” the tale of Mr. James’s upbringing, his emergence as the country’s top high-school prospect, and the friends with whom he grew up.
Persons: Mookie Cook, LeBron James Photo, Oluwaseye, LeBron James Organizations: Universal Pictures Lakers
CNN —LeBron James continues paving the way for his post-basketball media career, this time by producing a superstar origin story adapted from his book, “Shooting Stars,” about how his hoops heroism came with an assist from a close-knit group of friends. Directed by Chris Robinson, the story is adapted from the book by James and “Friday Night Lights” author Buzz Bissinger, and previously served as the basis for the documentary “More Than a Game.”Sian Cotton, Romeo Travis, Dru Joyce III, Willie McGee, Coach Dru Joyce II and LeBron James, the real-life inspiration for "Shooting Stars." Where “Shooting Stars” merely glances the rim, ultimately, is the basketball sequences themselves, which rely too much on slow motion and don’t conjure much excitement. Heading directly to streaming via Peacock, “Shooting Stars” provides an earnest reminder that James didn’t spring from the ground a fully formed basketball phenom, but was rather shaped in part by the coaches, teammates, friends and mother that helped guide him. “Shooting Stars” premieres June 2 on Peacock.
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