Samuel gets in the Game

Samuel L.Jackson’s got balls – basketballs that is. The “SWAT” star is in early talks to star as a controversial California high-school basketball coach in Paramount’s “Back in the Day”. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The film revolves around Ken Carter, who made national news in 1999 when he benched the entire undefeated basketball team at Richmond (Calif.) High School for poor academic performance. He forfeited two league games and made the gym off-limits until students raised their grades. His son was one of the members of the 1999 team who went on to earn four-year athletic scholarships. His was to West Point. The film revolves around Ken Carter, who made national news in 1999 when he benched the entire undefeated basketball team at Richmond (Calif.) High School for poor academic performance. He forfeited two league games and made the gym off-limits until students raised their grades. His son was one of the members of the 1999 team who went on to earn four-year athletic scholarships. His was to West Point.