In preparation for the 1st round of the NBA Playoffs, I watched the movie, "Just Wright". It's a romantic comedy, with a sports theme starring Queen Latifah and Common. Queen Latifah plays a character, Lesley Wright, who works as a trainer/rehab specialist. Common is Scott McKnight, the star guard for the New Jersey Nets.
**** Did you know I submitted a photo and was selected to be a paid extra for this movie, but couldn't shoot because I had to prepare for a work project? I was being sent out of the country for a customer and need to prepare otherwise, I would've been a part of shooting for 3 days. Talk about a missed opportunity!
As I watched the movie, I was amused at how real it is. I've seen how women search and ogle the family/WAGs section of the stands. I've seen the envy in their eyes. I've seen the gold-digging, unscrupulous types try to con players and I've seen players fall for the con. I've sat in the family section for years. It's a quiet sister-hood, for obvious reasons.
I also know what it's like to deal with and work with an athlete who's rehabbing an injury. It's not sunshine and roses. I can't describe the emotion I felt when I saw Queen Latifah's character throw ice onto an injured Scott McKnight. Many years ago frustration overtook me, and I threw water. It's tough trying to get someone to get up and move, when they're depressed and broken. "Tough" isn't even the word. Those times can be downright awful. When you throw water on a 7 footer, who doesn't want to get up, you better be ready for a fight...
I found the movie to be funny, since it's the closest the New Jersey Nets are going to get to the NBA Playoffs this year. I enjoyed watching cameos from Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo, etc. The movie may not have won any awards, but for a girl who loves romantic comedies and sports ~ "Just Wright" was "just right"!