Last night in San Antonio, there was no doubt which team was the four-time NBA champion and which was the young upstarts. Despite a spirited comeback from down 22 points by the Thunder to make the game a little bit more interesting in the fourth quarter, the Spurs dominated game two of the Western Conference Finals.
Movie star Brandon Routh isn't exactly a lacrosse veteran. He grew up in Iowa as a soccer player, getting only a taste of lax during gym class.
"We only had a couple days of a lacrosse segment, using plastic sticks," he remembers. "But we ran around and had a good time, and I loved it!"
With that in mind, he couldn't pass on a chance to star in the upcoming lacrosse film Crooked Arrows. Routh plays the role of Joe Logan, a mixed-blood Native American who returns home to coach his reservation’s high school lacrosse team, which competes against the better equipped and better trained players of the elite Prep School League. (Click here so see a preview!).
The film deals with lacrosse's Native Americans roots, also important to Routh, who is a small part Native American.
But mostly, it gave him a chance to train as (and become) a pretty darn good lacrosse player.
"I had a couple months to perfect my shot," he says. "The idea was to make it look like I had been playing for years, and I think I did alright with that."
Get to know Routh a little better as he takes the answers the Movie Star version of 10 Questions... More »
The June issue of Sports Illustrated Kids should be hitting mailboxes any day now... but, why wait to see the new cover?! We're giving you guys an early look at the new issue right here on SIKIDS.com!
Scroll to the bottom of this article (or click the "More" tab if you're on the News & Blogs page) for a close-up of this month's cover athlete. After you've checked it out, be sure to hit up the comments section and let us know what you think! More »
The wait is over! Mario Tennis Open is now available for Nintendo 3DS. Are you ready to hit the court? Check out this cool video and then enter the sweepstakes! You could win a Mario Tennis Open racket.*
Even before popping the game in, I was pretty pumped about Mario Tennis Open for the 3DS. The Mario games are always, well, awesome. And tennis game are really underrated in the sports gaming world. Honestly, have you ever played a tennis game that wasn't fun?More »
It may be months before we can get our hands on EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13, but it’s not too early to get excited about another edition of the great soccer video game. The good people at EA gave us a sneak peek of FIFA 13 and shared some new features to look for when it hits store shelves in the fall.More »
A mixed-blood Native American, Joe Logan, eager to modernize his reservation, must first prove himself to his father, the traditionalist Tribal Chairman, by rediscovering his spirit. He is tasked with coaching the reservation’s high school lacrosse team which competes against the better equipped and better trained players of the elite Prep School League.More »