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'Lenny Cooke' Trailer: How To Not Become a Basketball Star


Premiered last night to a reported standing ovation at the Tribeca Film Festival, Joshua and Benny Safdie's Lenny Cooke is a documentary that takes a look at a basketball player who looked to be the next big NBA star, but instead ended up playing for a Philippine Basketball Association team named after hot dogs.

As a high school player, Cooke was talked about in the same breath as peers LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, and he seemed poised for greatness. Today, just a week from his 30th birthday, his jersey remains unavailable at your local Modell's. Here's a trailer for his tragic story. Watch and finally feel good about never having any talent to squander in the first place.

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