The NBA's Dallas Mavericks has a players eager to give back to the community. Most recently, the team's small forward Harrison Barnes did just that by taking 150 kids to see Marvel's Black Panther.
Barnes and Mavericks owner Marc Cuban popped into the screening to talk to the kids and the others in attendance. Barnes was wearing a shirt which a friend got for him from Ghana in the spirit of Africa. "I really wanted you guys to see this movie and the actors," Barnes said. "To be able to see yourself...I want you guys to all know that you can be the kings and queens that you guys are, that you guys should be, and that you guys will become."
Check out his arrival in the video below.
This is the great moment when the kids discovered it was Harrison Barnes who made this magical night happen for them. Barnes paid for 150 kids to see the movie, Black Panther, tonight at the Studio Movie Grill in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/j0ODNxnYKq— Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) February 20, 2018
"I think the opportunity for these kids to get to see their likeness, a movie about a super hero from Africa, to celebrate..." Barnes said in an interview when he arrived at the theaters.
Referencing the recent remarks exchanged between Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham and NBA All-Star Lebron James regarding the athlete's social anbd political comments -- telling him to "shut up and dribble," Cuban said of Barnes: "Dribble and speak up are the best things a player can do...When the dribbling stops, that's when your voice really matters. Fortunately, Harrison is not somebody who shuts up. Harrison is somebody who speaks up, and that's critical in our community."
Black Panther currently has an 85.91 ComicBook.com Composite Score, which is the sixth-highest ComicBook.com Composite Score for a comic book movie. Black Panther also has a 4.53 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Rating, making it the highest rated comic book movie ever among ComicBook.com Users.
Black Panther is now in theaters. It will be followed by Avengers: Infinity War on May 4th, Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6th, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.