In the spirit of NBA basketball legends like Dikembe Mutombo and even fictional Hollywood stories like that of The Air Up There, arrives Elevate, an intriguing documentary about the journey of four African athletes that come to the U.S. in pursuit of hoop dreams. They face academic adversary, social stereotypes, and even personal shortcomings, all while trying to become part of the select few that earn the opportunity to play Division I (NCAA) basketball. Inspiring!
The world’s richest rapper may be on his way to being reprimanded and fined by the National Basketball Association. The reason?JayZ’s “impromptu” visit to the Kentucky Wildcats locker room after a recent successful game that qualified the team for the NCAA Final Four. The players and other witnesses claim that that the rapper only went in to shake hands and pose for pictures, unfortunately it’s not enough to keep the NBA from launching a full investigation into the matter. You see, there may be a large conflict of interest as JayZ is coowner of the New Jersey Nets and policies strictly forbid owners and management from coming into contact with prospective NBA recruits. Yikes!