Like Mike is a 2002 American comedy movie routed by John Schultz and written by Michael Elliot and also Jordan Moffet. It stars Lil' Bow Wow, Morris Chestnut, Jonathan Lipnicki, Brenda Tune, Robert Forster, Crispin Glover and Eugene Levy. It was generated by NBA Productions and also features many cameo looks by NBA stars. The film was released on July 3, 2002, by 20th Century Fox.
Calvin Cambridge and also his 2 buddies, Murph as well as Reg Stevens, are adolescent orphans. During the night they need to market delicious chocolate for the orphanage supervisor, Stan Bittleman, after each residence game of the L.a Knights.
Calvin fulfills the team's trainer, that is impressed by Calvin's understanding of basketball and also honesty about the chocolates, and supplies Calvin tickets for the next game. Calvin acquires a set of old sneakers from a second hand shop supposedly made use of by a wonderful basketball gamer when he was a kid. The footwears have the initials MJ on them, so Calvin assumes they belonged to Michael Jordan.
Calvin's tennis shoes are taken by a bully called Ox who tosses them onto an overhanging high-voltage line. Calvin tries to get them that night in a rainstorm and gets stunned by a lightning bolt.
Calvin and his friends participate in the basketball video game in between the Knights and the Minnesota Timberwolves. After the 2nd quarter ends, the group's ideal gamer, Tracy Reynolds, prepares for a halftime competition. Calvin's ticket number is called as well as he goes one on one with Tracy. Calvin finishes the contest with a dunk after bouncing the round off the backboard. Reg and also the group give Calvin a standing ovation. Calvin is signed to a one-day agreement by the Knights. Calvin prepares for his very first online game with the Knights, yet recognizes that he is not there to play. When the Knights play the San Antonio Spurs they begin losing severely and also Coach Wagner chooses to let Calvin play in the 4th quarter. Calvin leads a resurgence versus the Spurs as well as they win, which causes Calvin getting a period contract. Reynolds becomes his advisor considering that Calvin is a small. Calvin brings teamwork to the Knights and makes them one of the most effective teams in the organization. Tracy starts to respect Calvin after Calvin gets himself right into problem when seeing to it that Tracy really did not miss out on curfew.
Bittleman indicators a contract with the team that all of Calvin's cash will visit him till Calvin is eighteen, or taken on. When the second option will end up being real, Bittleman steals Calvin's shoes and bets US$ 100,000 versus the Knights.
After encouraging Ox and also his pals that Bittleman is self-indulgent, Ox takes the footwears from Bittleman's risk-free. The youngsters go to the field with Calvin's sneakers. Bittleman gets away and sends out tough guys after Calvin in a failed attempt to steal the shoes. Calvin makes it to the arena with the footwears after the Third quarter ends with Vince Carter as well as the Toronto Raptors routing the Knights 80-- 59.
In the 4th quarter of the last routine season, Calvin is put into the online game by the coach and the Knights begin to pick up. After a pile-on towards the end of the game, Calvin's shoes are ruined with the Knights down by one factor. On the last play, Calvin takes care of to pump fake to get Vince Carter to jump and also Calvin was able to get the ball to Tracy as well as Tracy makes the game-winning shot to secure the Knights their very first playoff appearance.
After going back to his orphanage, Calvin as well as Murph obtain embraced by Tracy, and also Reg by a different family members yet they communicate. Bittleman is missing out on because he does not have enough money to pay the bet, as well as the orphanage is currently sponsored by the Knights.
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