The ‘Deepest Fear’ Speech From Coach Carter Is A Reminder Of How Powerful Sport Is
October 10, 2018
SPORTbible http://www.sportbible.com/assets/images/theme/logo-blk.png 2 minutes ago 0 Shares The ‘Deepest Fear’ Speech From Coach Carter Is A Reminder Of How Powerful Sport Is Wed Oct 10 2018 17:25:48 GMT+0100 (BST) Wed Oct 10 2018 17:26:22 GMT+0100 (BST) Adnan Riaz Adnan Riaz in Athletics Powered by Let's be honest: Samuel L Jackson is one hell of a…
Let’s be honest: Samuel L Jackson is one hell of a motivator. If he wasn’t getting Brett to describe what Marsellus Wallace looked like in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, then he was showing how Officer Tenpenny could have Carl Johnson do his dirty work in Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
The 69-year-old actor has put on some brilliant performances in his career, but there’s no denying how memorable he was as Ken Carter in Coach Carter.
Based on a true story, Samuel L’s Ken Carter is a former Richmond High School basketball player who returns to become the new head coach.
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He finds himself dealing with a little bit of attitude from his players, but he’s quick to lay down the law and make sure they perform both on the court and in their classrooms.
Carter walks into the gym to find his players studying, with the hopes that they can pull their grades back up. It’s from here where one of the players, Timo Cruz, delivers the ‘Our Deepest Fear’ poem.
Check out the scene:
American author Marianne Williamson wrote Our Deepest Fear and, to be honest, it’s perfectly executed in the film.
Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him:[email protected]
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