Just 3.3% of boys high school basketball players eventually play at the Division I level. Just 1.2% of these Division I players go on to play professionally. So what about the majority of people who do not play in
college or professionally? I can’t speak for everybody, but a viable solution for
most is to play pickup basketball. Yes, pickup basketball—- competitive, yet
meaningless, unnecessarily heated, yet just as fun as an organized game.
With the rise of social platforms like Be Real and TikTok encouraging authenticity, young filmmakers nowadays seemingly have a penchant for what is “real” or “realistic” about the world we live in today. Perhaps the quest to capture cinematic verisimilitude is...