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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Above The Rim (1994)

Kyle Lee Watson (Duane Martin) is an inner-city high school basketball star torn between college and the lure of the streets. During an important championship play-off game, Kyle grandstands to catch the attention of a Georgetown college scout. Instead, he impresses Birdie (Tupac Shakur), an influential gang leader who is assembling a tea, to compete in the neighborhood Shoot-Out contest, a high-stakes street basketball tournament for the bragging rights of the city. With promises of the good life: cash, cars, and women, Birdie convinces Kyle to play on his team. Now Kyle's future hangs in the balance as Birdie's influence threatens his college career and possibly, his life.