Documentaries about established sports stars can often come off as promotional puff pieces rather than anything truly deep or profound, but Kristopher Belman’s More Than a Game seems a little bit different. It attracted a lot of attention at the Toronto Film Festival last year because one of the subjects of the film, LeBron James, is now a bona fide NBA superstar. The interesting thing is that this movie was shot during his days playing high school basketball for St. Vincent-St. Mary.
The movie focuses not only on LeBron but also his teammates, a core group of friends who have known each other since elementary school. As his own fame starts to grow and all the NBA buzz builds, it creates conflict within the team as they vie for the national championship. Although there have been a ton of great basketball documentaries over the years, this looks like another fine entry into the ranks. More Than a Game will be released in select theatres by Lionsgate on October 2nd. Check out the trailer below or watch it HD over at Yahoo!.