It was Round One, Mavericks versus Warriors. It was supposedly over before it even started. The Mavericks had completed one of the best seasons in NBA history, and the Warriors were just a completely unorthodox team who barely made it.
Then it ensued:
Warriors won the first. And ultimately, primarily because of momentum in winning the first game, won the series. Six great games. But the fall of one great team.
One of the best series to watch in recent memory; undoubtedly deserves a movie about it—now.
Baron Davis—Chris Rock
Don Nelson—John Candy
Dirk Nowitzki—Sean Bean
Though not a comedy, Chris Rock and Davis share a lot of physical similarities, and Rock has claimed he can do more than a bit on the hard court. He could also add some comedy, because, as we all know, a team with Stephen Jackson, the overweight Don Nelson, and a completely abnormal bunch is generally anything but serious.
John Candy (Uncle Buck, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Cool Runnings) does not resemble Nelson in his face, but his body, if not bigger, is perfect. Candy would be perfect for this role, already acting in a couple sports movies, and could exemplify Don Nelson's strange yet intelligently humorous attitude perfectly in the movie "We Believe".
Sean Bean, Lord of the Rings, looks like Dirk, yet the real reason casting him as Dirk is, through Lord of the Rings, he has shown he can let his emotions through him during his acting, yet can also show his shyer side.
Dirk can get aggressive and crazy, but sometimes acts like a baby (or pussy, as Tim Thomas put it)—perfect for Sean Beans acting way.
The movie shows how both teams survived and dominated the season—primarily focusing on the Warriors—and then got to the playoffs. A tragedy for those of us who fall for the Mavs in the movie, and a completely heart-warming movie while seeing the Warriors climb from nothing, with Nelson leading the way, to finally accomplish beating the Mavs.
"We Believe" this would be a great movie.