I’ve added to my list of favorite sports movies.
“King Richard,” starring Will Smith, was both entertaining and inspiring. Smith portrayed Richard Williams, father of women’s tennis icons Venus and Serena Williams.
It showed how he always had a plan for them to become tennis stars. He pushed them to be successful so they could escape the family’s meager lives in Compton, California.
He practiced with them. He found them coaches. He encouraged them to put their education first and to enjoy their childhood. Along the way, he learned to respect their feelings and make their own decisions.
His dream for the two gifted young athletes came to fruition. They became two of the best tennis players in the world. They earned fame and
fortune while giving back to the next generation.
I watched the 2021 sports drama on an app on my smart phone late one Sunday night. It was one of the best movies I’ve seen lately.