Philadelphia playground legend Bo Kimble, who endured a sad and eventful final year at Loyola Marymount when teammate and high school classmate Hank Gathers collapsed and died during a tournament game in March, is making his movie debut in a part that fits.
Kimble, the first-round draft choice of the Los Angeles Clippers, has a role in "Heaven Is a Playground," a feature about pressures and temptations in the world of inner-city basketball. The project is now filming in Chicago and stars Michael Warren and D.B. Sweeney.
Kimble won't need to give Warren any tips on the court. Warren, a former star of "Hill Street Blues," played guard at UCLA.