If you’re tired of watching boring real-life NBA games, lace up your sneakers and buy a ticket for “Semi-Pro.” It’s a minor league comedy with major league talent and a must see for basketball fans and people who love Will Ferrell. It won’t end up in the Hall of Fame, but it does provide enough laughs to cover Matt’s entertainment spread.
Jackie Moon (Ferrell) is the owner, promoter and flashy-dressing veteran player of the American Basketball Assn.’s Flint Tropics. After the 1976 season, the ABA is going to merge with the NBA, but only four teams from the struggling league will make the transition. If Moon can guide the Tropics to a fourth-place finish while averaging 2,000 fans at home games, his team will be included in the merger. What crazy stunts will Jackie do to increase attendance?
Can Ferrell create a triple double of comedy with action, laughs and suspense? Just like a real game, you have to stick around for the final whistle to find out the score.