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.

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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!

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