With the NBA Draft right around the corner, now’s the time when scouts and experts have a field day predicting which teams should snatch up which players. The Cavs need defense, The Wizards need a big man, The Lakers need a new Kobe, blah blah blah… All around the league, teams are using this draft to fill whatever voids they can. Realistically, though, very few players from this pool of talent will actually have a serious impact in the league.
Unfortunately, this year’s crop of young’uns isn’t the most talented group. Compared to draft years like 1984 (Michael Jordan, Akeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, John Stockton, etc.), 1996 (Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen, Steve Nash, etc.), and 2003 (LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, etc.), this year’s list lacks the same star power. Perhaps it’s because teams aren’t looking in the right places. Teams across the league are constantly sending scouts to college compuses and gyms in Serbia, when the real talent is right under their noses: movie characters!
Movies have provided us with some of the most incredible fictional players imaginable. Impossible plays and mind-blowing talent are nothing more than commonplace when it comes to roundball on the silver-screen. Players are capable of doing things only our imaginations could concoct, and one thing is for sure; it’s always entertaining. Here is the Movie Mock Draft!
(Rules: No real players can be drafted. All players must be fictional. Players from movies like “Glory Road” and “Coach Carter” are exempt from the pool, since they are true stories. Unfortunately, Michael Jordan is also exempt because he plays himself in the movie Space Jam. I repeat; ALL CHARACTERS MUST BE A WORK OF FICTION.)