From left, Jordan Hull, Queen Latifah, Adam Sandler and Juancho Hernangomez pose together at the premiere of the film “Hustle,” Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
I have absolutely no credentials as a movie critic. I honestly don’t even watch movies that often, so this is not going to be a review of the movie “Hustle” that includes a bird’s-eye view analysis of Adam Sandler’s career or asks questions about genre, lighting, movement of plot, or anything else that might appeal to a classic film buff.
This is a movie review from an NBA reporter.
When the closing credits rolled at the end of “Hustle,” I wholeheartedly felt like I’d just finished a movie that was made almost exclusively for NBA junkies, and as a proud NBA junkie myself, I was a satisfied customer.
The access to, and inclusion of, the real NBA world was so impressive. The number of active NBA players, coaches, staffers, executives and personalities who made an appearance in the film is staggering.
That Sandler loves basketball is more clear in this movie than anything else is, and I can appreciate that.
For those who have not seen “Hustle,” a general synopsis: Stanley Sugerman (Adam Sandler) is an ultra talented international scout for the Philadelphia 76ers. He lives on the road and loves the game, but he ultimately wants to be home with his family and be a coach.
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