Since Shaquille O'Neal has found big-screen success to be as elusive as good calls in Sacramento, he's instead decided to focus on the small-screen.
O'Neal recently met with execs from the major networks to pitch a one-hour drama project that he would executive produce. This project comes from a story created by O'Neal, and follows the ongoing friendship between two basketball players.
Shaq realizes his schedule is such that he couldn't star in the show, but he would make occasional guest appearances as his schedule would permit.
Judith McCreary, the supervising producer on the Showtime drama THE HOOP LIFE has signed to write and executive produce the project.
“The function of a good teacher is to discourage film as a course of study for the non-avid. There are film societies and cinemas galore for the serious non-film student.” – Robert Steele, “Film Scholars at the New York Film Festival,” FILM COMMENT 2, Fall 1964, p. 41, as quoted in It’s Only a Movie, by Raymond J. Haberski Jr.
Once again Shaq is trying to overcompensate for his Irish curse. Actually the show might be O.K. if it is on cable not on network T.V. HBO and Showtime do some pretty good shows and if this show had to balls to deal with the real issues that NBA players have that might be O.K.
I just have 13 words for you. How much wood would a woodchuch chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
It's their right as a retailer to do as they choose. It's not censorship as there are no laws I know of saying you must carry anything. That said, America loves violence. It is our history and heritage and part of our psyche.