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Published March 19, 1998
Bucks F RAY ALLEN on the "NBA on TBS" last night served as a studio analyst and talked about his role in SPIKE LEE's upcoming film, "He Got Game." Allen, on the film: "Knowing that DENZEL [WASHINGTON] was part of it and Spike was a part of it, I said to myself that the movie wouldn't be a flop, it couldn't be a flop -- even if I acted terribly" (TBS, 3/18). On "Inside the NBA," TBS's Reggie Theus interviewed Lakers F RICK FOX in a feature titled "Rick Fox Goes To Hollywood." The piece showed clips of Fox in "He Got Game" and HBO's "Oz." Fox, on acting: "I just thought it was a whole art form, it was a way of entertaining people differently than what I do now" (TBS, 3/18)....Wizards C GHEORGHE MURESAN, who appears in Billy Crystal's upcoming film, "My Giant," appeared on the "Late Show." Muresan, asked if he found acting difficult: "I don't have any idea about acting" (CBS, 3/18)....MICHAEL JORDAN's new restaurant, "one sixtyblue," opens tonight in Chicago (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 3/19)....Sports & Sponsorship Founder SCOTT BECHER is profiled in AD AGE's "On a Roll" section. Becher's "tip" for clients: "National collegiate sponsorships remain a relatively uncluttered, cost-effective marketing platform" (AD AGE, 3/16 issue).