June 24, 2011 3:06 pm
Kartemquin Films has a new favorite basketball player. Isaiah Thomas, a 5'10" guard picked up by the Sacramento Kings as the 60th choice of the NBA draft yesterday, wins our admiration firstly for making his hoop dreams come true, but most of all for having this fantastic tattoo in tribute Will Gates' famous line of dialogue from Hoop Dreams. We had posted an example of the ongoing impact of Hoop Dreams earlier this week in our Storify narrative of tweets about the film's Memorial Day Weekend broadcasts, but this may be an even more dramatic example of the film's influence. Best of luck to you Isaiah in the NBA: we got your back! Added to that great news is the fact that Hoop Dreams is now available to watch free online via Hulu. Enjoy!