On-Air Film Review: 'Shooting Stars' is the Birth of King James

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on June 1st, reviewing “Shooting Stars,” telling the phenomenal origins of LeBron James and his childhood high school team. Streaming on Peacock beginning June 2nd.

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Rating: 3.5/5.0

It was group of four lower middle class boys from Akron, Ohio, who came together in a Salvation Army basketball league, coached by Dru Joyce (Wood Harris) and later as teenagers coached in part by Keith Dambrot (Dermot Mulroney) at the local Catholic School. The team consisted of the core Little Dru Joyce (Caleb McLaughlin), Willie McGee (Avery S. Wills Jr.), Sian Cotton (Khalil Everage) and LeBron James (Marquis Cook, in his film debut), and became the Fab Five with the addition of Romeo Travis (Sterling Henderson). As a unit, there were one of the greatest high school basketball teams in history, with state championships, national championships, a number one nationwide rating and a future NBA Superstar.

“Shooting Stars” streams on the Peacock Network beginning on June 2nd. Featuring Dermot Mulroney, Wood Harris, Caleb McLaughlin, Avery S. Wills Jr., Khalil Everage, Sterling Henderson and Marquis Cook as LeBron James. Screenplay adapted by Frank E. Flowers, Tony Rettenmaier and Juel Taylor. Directed by Chris Robinson. Rated “PG-13”

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