Over the past few years, the Wine and Gold have
had some moments that Hollywood couldn’t have
even dreamed up – especially a feel-good thriller
on a summer Sunday night in Oakland, capping a
comeback for the ages.
But the current Cavaliers also have plenty of leading
man-types on the roster.
You’ve got a local hero (Larry Nance Jr.), an up-andcomer
with a marquee moniker (the Young Bull,
Collin Sexton), a player with maybe the greatest
character arc in the NBA (JR Smith) and, of course,
the man with the matinee idol good looks (Kevin
But for the time-being, the Cavaliers will have to
leave the movie star stuff to the pros and settle for
just being some of the greatest athletes in the world.
And for as busy as those athletes can be – traveling
around the country as part of the NBA grind –
there’s also plenty of down-time to catch up on
current cinema. When the players aren’t listening
to their tunes, they’re watching the latest theatrical
releases either at the movies, in their hotel rooms or
on their laptops.
Sword Magazine sat down with some of the Wine
and Gold’s leading men to ask the guys about their
Hollywood aspirations, their brushes with stardom
and, of course, what snack they order when they
settle in at the theater …
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Who is your favorite actor?
Cedi Osman: Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington.
Jordan Clarkson: For favorite actor, I probably would say
Denzel Washington and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Sam Dekker: Favorite actor would be Jason Bateman. I like
anything he’s in. And I like Paul Rudd too.
Collin Sexton: Denzel Washington
Channing Frye: I would say Robert DeNiro. But I’m
turning into a big Ryan Reynolds fan. I think he’s like
evolved; he’s hilarious. I’m a big Marvel comic book,
superhero guy. That stuff is huge; like the whole idea of that
Larry Nance Jr.: Will Smith
George Hill: My favorite actor(s) -- I can’t single out just
one -- but if I had the opportunity to meet these two actors:
Denzel Washington and Will Smith. They’re by far my
favorite two actors of all-time. I don’t care what movie they
put out, I’m going to watch it, I’m going to buy it, I’m going
to support it.
Ante Zizic: Denzel Washington
BY JOE GABRIELE