Colin Hanks talks on Kings, 'High School'
May, 30, 2012
By Lynn Hoppes | ESPN.com
Colin Hanks, 34, the oldest son of movie legend Tom Hanks, loves talking sports, especially the Kings: the NHL team in Los Angeles, where he lives now, and the NBA team in Sacramento, where he grew up.
On Wednesday, Hanks will be sitting at home with his wife and daughter watching his Los Angeles Kings play the New Jersey Devils in the first game of the Stanley Cup fiinals.
His daughter, Olivia Jane Hanks, is 1 year old, and Hanks said she "might be able to see the Kings raise the Stanley Cup!"
And Wednesday, Hanks' Sacramento Kings will be vying for the top pick in the NBA draft as the league holds the annual draft lottery.
The NBA Kings have struggled the past few years, and a tentative deal for a new arena has fallen apart. That leaves open the possibility the team's owners -- the Maloof family -- could again try to move from California's capital.
"It's kind of heartbreaking. I have a soft spot in my heart for the Kings," Hanks said. "I don't want to go the simple route of saying the owners are evil. But they are kind of making it easy. I think it's quite frankly sad."
And later this week, Hanks' new movie -- "High School" -- is finally out. The movie, about a random drug test coinciding with a high school valedictorian's first hit of pot, premiered at Sundance in 2010 and is in wide release on Friday.
"My high school was a little different because most of us had been together from kindergarten to the 12th grade. I had seen them all the time," Hanks said. "Part of me reverted to being a kid again. I would hop on the skateboard and ride it down the halls."