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HBO Buys Pitch For Scripted Dramedy That Will Expose Behind-The-Scenes NBA Happenings

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by Tambay A. Obenson
May 29, 2012 2:24 PM
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Not quite Basketball Wives or The Game, but...

HBO has picked up a pitch from Jeff Nathanson (screenwriter of Catch Me if you Can and the Rush Hour movies) and Gavin Polone (producer on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and others) for a yet-to-be-titled hour-long scripted dramedy that will give audiences an honest behind-the-scenes look at the operation of a professional basketball team, from the millionaire players to the billionaire owners, including the money, women, sex, power, and more that often make headlines when it comes to the world of professional sports.

Nathanson will write, executive produce and direct the project. Polone will executive produce.

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4 Comments

  • nomi | May 29, 2012 11:15 PMReply

    I hope this turns into decent acting gigs for unknown young actors with Hoop histories....

  • Miles Ellison | May 29, 2012 10:44 PMReply

    This was already on Showtime. It was called The Hoop Life.

  • Peggy | May 29, 2012 4:54 PMReply

    Let me guess, it'll be all about the rich white owners who have to put up with the antics of their spoiled black players, their baby mama drama and the white women who chase after them.

  • CareyCarey | May 29, 2012 5:08 PM

    Yeah Peggy, you got it. And let's not forget the behind the scene antics of all the owners stuffing their pockets with more money than they can spend in 4 lifetimes. Hell, not to mention all the thousands of writers, NBA.com marketing, televison networks, city tax coffers, sports drinks and sports agents, etc, making grand thief money off the backs of black players. I wonder if we'll see the real color of money and real behind the scene actions... white man's style.

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