Don Aronow was a family man who moved to Miami in the ’60s after making a fortune in New Jersey construction, but soon his focus turned to building and racing cigarette boats. He became world famous, selling boats and fostering close relationships with some of the most powerful men in the world. But during that time in Miami, the people who needed Aronow’s products the most (and some of the only ones who could afford the hefty price tag) were drug smugglers. Aronow’s tale would end in a hail of bullets, leaving questions that still haven’t been answered.
Shooting @billycorben’s director statement for our new @ESPN_Films 30 for 30 doc BROKE (Taken with Instagram)
Last day of shooting our new @ESPN_Films doc BROKE with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera (Taken with Instagram)
rakontur is bringing you exactly what you’ve been waiting for all this time, a documentary about the aftermath of all that flossin’ that goes on in the NBA. They’re premiering their latest work ‘Broke’ today at the Tribeca Film Festival. If you’re in NYC these days, you should try to get tickets…I definitely would.
According to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 60 percent of NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. For 78 percent of NFL players, it takes only three years. Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders, saddled with medical problems, and naturally prone to showing off, most pro athletes get shocked by harsh economic realities after years of living the high life. Drawing surprisingly vulnerable confessions from retired stars like Jamal Mashburn, Bernie Kosar, and Andre Rison, as well as Marvin Miller, the former executive director of the MLB Players Association, this fascinating documentary digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carries them to victory on the field and ruin off it.