“We big time, 50,000 views.” In Netflix’s ‘Amateur’ a 14-year-old basketball phenom is overwhelmed with notoriety after a video of him goes viral. “Talent and hard work aren’t enough you also need someone in your corner who knows the system and how to play it for you.”
“We’re offering your son a full ride scholarship that’s how much we believe in his potential. You are now an official prospect in the eyes of the NCAA.” As he struggles to fit in as he and is family realize that talent and hard work won’t matter if the game is playing the system. “The whole thing is rigged against the people we should be helping the most. He’s the reason this all exists and he can’t be paid one dollar.”
“These coaches and these agents they are gonna use you! You got to figure how to use them.” “Promise you’re gonna work just as hard off the court as you will on it?” “I promise.”
“If your son is the player I believe he is he’s gonna be making millions of dollars while he’s still a teenager.” Written and directed by Ryan Koo starring Michael Rainey Jr., Josh Charles, Brian White and Sharon Leal ‘Amateur’ premieres on Netflix on April 6, 2018.
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