Saw it again yesterday. I knew that this was a NT favorite and I needed to hear what the riders thought... IMO Ray's performance was mixed. His dialogue scenes are borderline terrible... dude is like a robot. Worst part was when he was shaking his sister, tryingto yell at her.... He reminded me of Vince from Entourage, a dude thateveryone wants a piece of but he just acts aloof. Both characters unrealistically have nearly perfect morals and somehow know the right thing to do every time.(I'm not counting Jesus's romp with the blondes as a sin, as his girl was twice as dirty) Of course he was the perfect actor for the basketball scenesthough... too many times there are b-ball movies where they try to make the star look nice with tricky cuts and body doubles. I was 100% convinced that thiswas a kid that every school in the nation wanted. Denzel was a beast in what I thought was a different role for him. I liked his vulnerability, as his feelings got hurt a lot and he had to accept Jesus airinghim out for obvious reasons. Too many times Denzel plays a rock-hard character that can do no wrong... one of my favorite scenes was when he bought theXIII's and the worker was like "my brother's got the same arthritic condition... it's going around on Coney Island" pretty powerfulsocial statement. And Turturro was ridiculous as the Tech U coach... pretty over the top Really though, what's with the ending? The movie stayed pretty realistic until that whole "floating basketball" thing. What do you think, NT? I guess I'd put it in the top 10 sports movies I've seen, but near the #6-8 spot.