USA Weekend Article on NBA Star and Goblet DVD


Apr 15, 2006

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The April 16 edition of USA Weekend, a magazine found in many Sunday newspapers here in the States, will feature the fourth Harry Potter film in their DVD Insider column. This column has celebrity opinions about the latest DVDs, and NBA star Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards weighs in with his thought on the Goblet of Fire DVD. Stating that he is a fan of the films and novels, he writes “I think of myself as more like Harry Potter than Viktor Krum. I’m the underdog. Whoever our team is playing against is Krum — the big superhero. I’m just Harry Potter, ‘Zero to Hero.’ “
The article has different sections of the movie hightlighted where the reviewer gives his commentary on these scenes. In one example Gilbert says how he can identify with some of the things Harry has to deal with in the film, such as his interviews with Rita Skeeter in relation to his life in the spotlight and with his experience with some of the press.

Scene 10: Rita Skeeter — Tabloid journalist Rita Skeeter (Miranda Richardson) puts words in Harry’s mouth when she interviews him and the three other contestants who compete in the Triwizard Tournament.

“That was just like a reporter in the NBA when you first start. They’re like, ‘Oh, you mean this,’ and you’re like, ‘Uh, I guess so.’ I think athletes can relate; you’re just trying to be modest, and they make you evil before you even do anything. That happened a lot when I first started.”

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