Baller Alert Featured In New Documentary "Broke"

"By the time they have been retired for 2 years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress. Within 5 years of retirement an estimated 60% of former NBA players are BROKE"

 

 

Last year Boss and I were asked to appear in a Billy Corben documentary by the name of "Broke". For those who are not familiar with Billy Corben, he is the mastermind behind the documentary "Cocaine Cowboys" and "ESPN's 30 for 30: The U". In "Broke" the focus of the movie is on professional Ballers and their misfortune with....their fortune.

 

Via Tribeca Film

Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders, saddled with medical problems, and naturally prone to showing off, most pro athletes get shocked by harsh economic realities after years of living the high life. Drawing surprisingly vulnerable confessions from retired stars like Jamal Mashburn, Bernie Kosar, and Andre Rison, as well as Marvin Miller, the former executive director of the MLB Players Association, this fascinating documentary digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carries them to victory on the field and ruin off it. 

  

TFF Alum Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys) paints a complex picture of the many forces that drain athletes' bank accounts, placing some of the blame on the culture at large while still holding these giants accountable for their own hubris. A story of the dark side of success, Broke is an allegory for the financial woes haunting economies and individuals all over the world.

 

 

The movie will be premiering at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival and hopefully will be coming to ESPN shortly thereafter. If you're in NYC you'll be able to check it out for yourself! Click HERE for show times.

Views: 1107

Comment by JustMe on April 25, 2012 at 12:56pm
Congrats!!!! The cream always rises to the top!!!!! Good job ladies!!!!!
Comment by Sheli on April 25, 2012 at 12:59pm

CONGRATS ladies!! Ya'll taking 2012 by storm!!

Comment by Siren on April 25, 2012 at 1:03pm

Congrats I look forward to seeing this. If I decide to play hooky on Friday i will go see it! Keep up the good work!

Comment by Mello826BA aka BAGroupie on April 25, 2012 at 1:35pm

BA is reaching new heights..I'm proud forreal...great job ladies!

Comment by CCD is Workin on a baller 4 she on April 25, 2012 at 1:59pm

Yeah! Congrats Boss and Eleven8! Git it!

Comment by TawnyBaby on April 25, 2012 at 4:26pm

im going to try and catch this

Comment by AllyNWonderland on April 25, 2012 at 4:48pm
YESSSSSSSSSSS 2012 is definitely the year for y'all!!!! Can't wait to watch
Comment by Bonita on April 25, 2012 at 11:45pm

Congrats ya'll! Lol @ Ms Double

Comment by University of Smitty on April 26, 2012 at 7:13am

Congrats!!!!

Comment by Maya Wilkes on April 26, 2012 at 10:51am

Congratulations!

Comment

You need to be a member of Baller Alert.com to add comments!

Join Baller Alert.com

ADVERTISEMENT

Ballerific Events

Connect


BallerBoards

Trick Daddy Files For Bankruptcy

Started by Asimplebijou in Talk Ish. Last reply by Sean 18 hours ago. 1 Reply

TrickDaddy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to TMZ.The #Miami rapper reportedly has an estimated $430,000 in assets but is in debt for roughly $645,000. He allegedly owes $290,000 in…Continue

VH1 announces Black Ink Crew-Ch

Started by Asimplebijou in Talk Ish. Last reply by Selena 21 hours ago. 1 Reply

VH1 has just announced a "Black Ink Crew" spin-off. The show that is centered around tattoos and the drama between the shop's employees, just expanded to a new city. "Black Ink Crew: Chicago"…Continue

Nike Teams Up With Serena Williams

Started by Asimplebijou in Talk Ish yesterday. 0 Replies

The U.S Open kicked off today and Nike has just announced a new partnership with Serena Williams. Nike has teamed up with the tennis all-star to produce three distinct shoes for their "Greatness…Continue

Shonda Rhimes Signs A Deal With ABC To Write More Shows

Started by Asimplebijou in Talk Ish Aug 24. 0 Replies

ABC, the home of hit shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal”, will be adding two more shows to their hit list. Shonda Rhimes, recently signed a deal with ABC that allows her to develop multiple…Continue

Latest Activity

Selena commented on Eleven8's blog post Kevin Gates Opens Up About Kicking Woman In New Song, "The Truth" (Video)
"What he did was pure EVIL. He has no moral compass."
21 minutes ago
V commented on Asimplebijou's blog post Baller Alert's Morning Wood: Dashon Goldson (Washington Redskins)
"Nice but also rugged. Yep."
1 hour ago
V liked Asimplebijou's blog post Baller Alert's Morning Wood: Dashon Goldson (Washington Redskins)
1 hour ago
V commented on Eleven8's blog post Kevin Gates Opens Up About Kicking Woman In New Song, "The Truth" (Video)
"^^^^ agreed. I would NEVER support him or go to any of his shows anyway but...he could've…"
1 hour ago
Beautiful Brownie commented on Eleven8's blog post Kevin Gates Opens Up About Kicking Woman In New Song, "The Truth" (Video)
"She must have grabbed him previously because from what I seen she grabbed his leg. This guy lacks…"
1 hour ago
Eleven8's 3 blog posts were featured
3 hours ago
Eleven8 posted blog posts
3 hours ago
Asimplebijou posted blog posts
5 hours ago
Asimplebijou's 2 blog posts were featured
5 hours ago
Niko Rose posted a blog post
5 hours ago
Niko Rose's blog post was featured
5 hours ago
Brazil commented on RubyWoo's blog post Redskins Name Kirk Cousins Starting Quarterback Over RG3, Teammates Couldn't Be Happier - blogged by @LoveRubyWoo
"^^I hope not!!"
10 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Baller Alert.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Offline

Live Video

Powered by Jasper Roberts - Blog