Somewhat lost amidst the hype about the return of "Community," Yahoo premiered the original basketball comedy "Sin City Saints" last week.
Focusing on the hijinks surrounding an NBA team in Las Vegas, "Sin City Saints" has a strong cast that includes Malin Akerman, Toby Huss, Bruce from "Mixology," Tom Arnold and several former NBA players including Rick Fox and Baron Davis.
A couple weeks back I sat down to talk to Davis and Arnold in separate conversations about the new Yahoo comedy.
Baron Davis plays Billy Crane, a former NBA player who retired too young and decides to take one last shot at a comeback. Davis, of course, also retired young and there were links of media reports suggesting he was hoping to join the roster of an NBA playoff team. In our conversation, we also talked about Davis' personal dislike for practice and how that carries over to pretending to play basketball on TV.
In addition to his basketball career, Davis has been paying his dues in Hollywood for a while. He produced the Stacy Peralta documentary "Crips and Bloods: Made in America," among other projects. Most recently, through Indiegogo funding, Davis has been putting together "The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce," a documentary about the Compton summer league that he's also directing.
In the interview, Davis discusses his hopes for a comeback and his own experiences with dreadful NBA owners, which gets comedic treatment in "Sin City Saints," now available on Yahoo.
Check out the full Q&A and stay tuned for the Tom Arnold interview, which is kinda just a monologue or two about Las Vegas...