How long did it take you to go through all of Adam Shopkorn’s previously filmed footage as well your own?
Lenny Cooke: As far as these kids, I want them to use me as an example. I would tell them to stay focused and work hard because those are the things I didn’t do. I didn’t work hard, I didn’t go to practice, I hung out all night. These are things that are not going to help you succeed. Just use me as an example. I was in your shoes ten years ago to be the best basketball player I could be and the choices that I made, well, I don’t want kids making those same choices. I have a son that’s thirteen, he’s my motivation to tell this story to as many children as I can cause if he makes any mistake that I made then we’re going to have a problem.
Lenny Cooke: I’m always going to go back there whenever I come home. I love it and people that are there love me too. I blew money is what happened. It would be nice to have that YMCA.