Netflix 'Hustle' Ending Explained: Does Juancho Hernangomez's Bo Cruz get into the NBA?

'Hustle' is a classic case of the characters getting to where they want to be through sheer hard work, determination, and grit


                            Netflix 'Hustle' Ending Explained: Does Juancho Hernangomez's Bo Cruz get into the NBA?
Queen Latifah and Adam Sandler in a still from 'Hustle' (Netflix)
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Contains spoilers from 'Hustle'

'Hustle' received a thumbs-up from critics and fan reactions to Adam Sandler's latest have been equally positive. Safe to say, the flick is heartwarming and inspirational, ticking all the boxes that make for a perfect sports drama. Produced by NBA star Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James and Sandler, the film follows a former basketball scout who tries to resurrect his career by signing a player with a rather difficult past to play in the NBA.  

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The film also sees appearances from NBA stars such as Boban Marjanović, Anthony Edwards, Trae Young, Jordan Clarkson, Khris Middleton, Aaron Gordon, Kyle Lowry, Seth Curry, Tobias Harris and Matisse Thybulle. The film sees a weary and jaded Stanley Sugarman globetrot for the ultimate NBA star who would make waves in the sport, especially for the Philadelphia 76ers, and runs into Bo Cruz (Juancho Hernangómez), a streetball player with raw and incredible talent, but a troubled past. The rest of the flick is all about the duo attempting to get the youngster in the league.

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'Hustle' Ending Explained: Does Bo manage to get into the NBA?

Short answer, yes. Long answer: He ends up playing for the Boston Celtics instead of playing for the Philadelphia 76ers. Quick trivia: Actor Juancho Hernangómez, who played Bo Cruz, incidentally played for the Celtics and since then, has been traded to the San Antonio Spurs and is now part of the Utah Jazz. Bo also takes his mother's advice to heart by putting his faith in Stanley's hands and even gets a tattoo depicting an oak tree and the words 'Never Back Down' — the very first advice from the man who believed in the ball player.

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It's a happy ending for Stanley as well as he gets his role back as Assistant coach. He interacts with Doc Rivers before making his way to the hardwood and seeing Bo in the C's Green. 'Hustle' is a classic case of the characters getting to where they want to be through sheer hard work, determination, and grit. While the ending is pretty straightforward, 'Hustle' treats the audience to an NBA-stars-filled credits scene.

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'Hustle' is currently streaming on Netflix.