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Was Basketball Diaries a true story?
Last Updated: 9th February, 2020
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Also question is, who dies in Basketball Diaries?
Jim Carroll, the poet and punk rocker in the outlaw tradition of Rimbaud and Burroughs who chronicled his wild youth in “The Basketball Diaries,” died on Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 60. The cause was a heart attack, said Rosemary Carroll, his former wife.
Secondly, how Old Is Leonardo DiCaprio in The Basketball Diaries? It's been 20 years since The Basketball Diaries hit theaters. ET was on set with the adorably young actors, 22-year-old Mark Wahlberg and 19-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio, as their epic, A-lister friendship began to blossom back in 1994.
In respect to this, does Jim die in The Basketball Diaries?
One night the three of them break into a restaurant and Pedro get arrested and sent to jail. Jim almost freezes to death until Reggie comes along and takes him to his apartment and keeps him there for days trying to make him get clean.
What's The Basketball Diaries about?
Jim Carroll (Leonardo DiCaprio) is consumed by his life as a high school basketball star. Pressured by a wicked coach (Bruno Kirby) and a concerned mother (Lorraine Bracco), Jim develops an appetite for heroin. Soon, the mean streets of New York City have replaced the basketball court as his main destination. Jim and his friends scrounge, steal and prostitute themselves to score drugs. Jim's only chance to escape addiction may be Reggie (Ernie Hudson), a neighborhood friend and hoops companion.