Movie Reflects Real Life Tension of Draft Day Weekend
June means one thing for sports fans—Draft Day for the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA). It is a pivotal time for teams hoping to improve their chances for a winning season. While hockey fans are gathered around their electronic devices this weekend waiting for the big announcements out of Philadelphia, basketball fans were watching June 26 as Canadian Andrew Wiggens was drafted first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Draft.
But while fans are eager to see who will play for what team, the back room bargaining may be the most interesting part of the process. Kevin Costner brings all that tension to the big screen in his movie Draft Day. In this movie based on the life of NFL General Manager Sonny Weaver Jr., you can get a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes this weekend.