Imagine for a moment a top 15 player in the NBA was given the rights by his team to come and film a movie in which he plays for the Celtics. Think of James Harden today. Now what if I told you this actually took place?
It did in a movie called Amazing Grace and Chuck, and why there's so little coverage on it today is beyond me. I remember seeing this film a long time ago when NBA Star Alex English, playing the role of Amazing Grace Smith, suited up wearing #31 for the Boston Celtics. I remembered it to this day, but hadn't seen it in forever. And now here it is. Yes that's the real Jerry Sicthing and Rick Carlisle and Andrew Toney and Danny Vranes defending Amazing Grace. Red Auerbach even makes an appearance.
This happened during a preseason game back in either 85 or 86. The Nuggets granted English the right to play for the Celtics for the purposes of this movie. Here's the vintage clip:
The movie itself, is about a little league pitcher Chuck, who doe...