There was a blurb in our sports section of the Sunday paper where Steve Alford echoed my own sentiments about this movie being WAAAAYYYYYY overhyped. He was moaning about watching a lot of games of opponents that were taped off of ESPN and having to sit thru what seemed like hours of promos for this movie. He lived it, and is tired of it. I agree.
I also heard the author, John Feinstein (SP?) on a morning radio show a few weeks ago and he is distancing himself and his book from this apparent turd.
I'm torn, because if they weren't beating me over the head with promos, I'd probably watch the movie, but because I'm so annoyed with the promos, I feel like I shouldn't watch on principle. I mean, don't I put up with enough of that from the WWF??
Hinrich was high on the Lakers' wish list, so this is a loss for them. I remember that both Bibby and Hinrich have seen better days. Hinrich was a very capable #2 on the young post-Jordan Bulls and Bibby came within a Tim Donaghy of the Finals.