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With the announcement of a new Broadway production on the rivalry of Larry Bird and Earvin Johnson, the rush is on in the theater world for young talent to take their jump shot to the bank.

Luckily for us, this will not be a musical.

Alas, in the world of actors, few thespians may have the wherewithal or talent to play tall basketball actors. Since stage actors are all fairly unknown, the stars will be cast from faceless throngs of young black and white men at a cattle call.

Now, movies are another story altogether.

In their prime, Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes already played Bird and Magic in the minor league movie called White Men Can’t Jump.

Of course, movies are easier to cast because acting has nothing to do with playing the role on screen.

Name recognition towers above acting ability or even suitability.

Bird will likely find himself played by an actor known for his quirky habits and style. The actor will be cast for his lack of finesse as a basketball player.

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