Monday, January 12th, 2009 at 11:48 pm  |  15 responses

Carmelo To Produce Mike Tyson Documentary

Carmelo Anthony is diversifying his resume, coming on board as executive producer of “Tyson,” a film based on the life of former boxing champ. Anthony said in the press statement released today, “Outside of basketball, movies are my big passion, and it is a great experience for me to be a part of this film.”  The film will premier in North America later this month at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released in theaters on April 24, 2009.

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  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    this sounds great. better be stuff about pigeons.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    He is passionate about movies? Aren’t we all? If only doors were open like this for us (the general ungifted public)

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    Isn’t this kind of stuff the same thing as Shaq rapping? Doesn’t it distract from the full-time job ‘Melo’s making millions to do? Why don’t other players (see Davis, Baron and Brand, Elton) ever get called out on it? Is it that making movies is a more noble pursuit than rhyming with Fu-Schnickens? I’m just asking.

  • http://www.nuggdoctor.com The Nugg Doctor

    I don’t remember where, but I’ve seen a preview about this documentary and it looked really good. It reminded me how amazing Tyson was before he went coo-coo.

  • http://www.nuggdoctor.com The Nugg Doctor

    I’ve seen a preview on this and it reminded me just how good Tyson was before he went coo-coo.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Russ: Does it detract from your writing when you take time off to ball or pursue other hobbies? I’m not trying to be a schmuck; I’m actually interested.
    A famous man violinist once said: When I take a day off from playing, I feel it. Two days, the violin feels it. Three days, the crowd feels it.
    I think this holds true for ball; does it carry over to writing?

  • underdog

    Melo must be a big fan of Entourage too.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    Baron Davis needs to get called on having anything to do with the bag of sh!t titled ‘belly 2′, starting none other than The Game. FAIL.

  • WhaHuh

    No basketball player plays 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Even if a player trains 4 hours a day (too much i think) he stil has the whole afternoon to do whatever he wants. Tzvi is bitter. I hope its good

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    hmmm… interesting…. :D

  • Dallas J

    Hell yea.

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  • http://gmail.com Spaceship Jay

    @ Boing; He really had a hand in that Belly 2 crap? Bluuaruuggghhh. I agree with Russ. I have a cousin who is also an advent basketball fan. His favorite phrase when he sees a player miss an easy shot/layup; “Seriously, what the @#$% do you do all day?” Apparently nothing basketball related it seems.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    WhaHuh: Thats about right.

  • chintao

    @ Russ Bengston ==> Executive Producers are really just the money guys. Melo doesn’t need to spend any more time than it takes to write a check. Also, Shaq is a little b!tch in a 400-pound body.