The world of American professional sports can be deceptively tricky to navigate. The world of American professional sports can be a deceptively slippery surface, and needless to say, the path leading up to it is even more tricky to navigate. Nimble-footed high school basketball phenomenon Terron Forte played brilliantly by Michael Rainey Jr. Outside of it, though, he has a few problems in life. Terron has a condition named dyscalculia, which renders him unable to read or comprehend numbers or perform even simple arithmetical calculations.
This Heartbreaking New Netflix Movie Reveals The Dark Side Of The Sports Industry
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Skip to Content. Movie explores themes such as the oversized influence of money and endorsements in sports, whether or not student athletes should be paid, especially when talented "star" athletes help bring in millions of dollars to their school and school's athletic programs, and the long-term consequences of concussions in sports. Terron, an immensely talented basketball player at 14, keeps his integrity in the face of questionable ethics from his father as well as his coach, the hazing of jealous teammates, and the pressure to win on the court. When he makes mistakes, he owns up to them, and tries to find ways to make it right.
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Subscriber Account active since. Main character year-old Terron Forte is a star on his school basketball team, but to get to the next level his family enrolls him in a shady prep-school. In doing so, we see firsthand the corruption behind youth athletics where the kids no longer play for the coach, or to get into college, or even the NBA — they play for the brands. To capture that authentic feel, Koo cast year-old actor Michael Rainey Jr. And as he explained to Business Insider, what came with that decision were a lot of restrictions that, if navigated incorrectly, could have crippled the entire movie.