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Old 06-09-04, 01:46 AM
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Best performance by an athlete in TV/movies?

After seeing Brian White's (ex-Patriot safety) terrific performance on The Shield tonight, I wanted to see what the all-time acting performances were by professional athletes. I remember a few years ago Marques Johnson won either an Espy or MTV movie award for White Men Can't Jump, Ray Allen was great in He Got Game, and Rick Fox had a good run on Oz. Also, Jim Brown in the Dirty Dozen is legendary.
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Old 06-09-04, 01:58 AM
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I agree, Nordberg was pure comedy.
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Originally posted by El Scorcho
Shaq - Kazaam or Blue Chips
Darius Miles - The Perfect Score

If you want to see an artist practice his craft at the highest level, look no further than these three movies.
Shaq wasn't that bad in Steel....
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Shaq & Penny in Blue Chips. Why they didnt get an oscar nod is beyond belief to me.
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Bubba Smith and Dick Butkus in the TV series "Blue Thunder"!

Or Bubba Smith by himself as Officer Hightower in The Police Academy movies!
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Roger Clemens in Dumb & Dumber.
Was Clemens dumb or dumber?
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Roger Clemens in Dumb & Dumber.
I think Clemens was in Kingpin, not Dumb and Dumber. But still, he was great in that movie!
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