Thursday thoughts ... 'The Town Game'

April 5, 2012, 9:15 pm
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Another busy week on Chronicle Live rolls on with another star-studded lineup.

Wednesday night's show featured Oakland streetball legend Hook Mitchell, who stars in the upcoming documentary from Comcast SportsNet Bay Area -- "The Town Game: Two Lives, Two Paths".

RELATED: 'The Town Game' -- premieres Monday at 9 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Thursday, in addition to Giants manager Bruce Bochy and The Raiderettes (yes, it's a tough job but someone has to do it), Chronicle Live features another of the East Bay city's favorite basketball sons, Leon Powe, whose role in "The Town Game: Two Lives, Two Paths" is as heart-warming and heart-wrenching as any you'll find.

Powe is a local legend from Oakland who starred at Cal after overcoming incredible personal hardship, the kind of challenges that left many of his peers adrift in life.

He overcame the obstacles and adversity to win an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics and will join us live. We'll be asking him about the city's love affair with basketball and its rich history, but we want your take as well.

-- Why do some guys make it out of the street and others never leave it?
-- What is unique about culture of Oakland basketball?
-- What message should kids get from the guys who have made it?

Leave your comments below. We'll check back to see what you've had to say before we hit the air at 5 p.m.

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