With memories of the Raptors championship still fresh in our hearts and minds, we now
know how hard the journey is to be a champion. It takes endless amounts of strategy,
skill, and a few bounces of good luck (say, about 4 bounces on the rim?). It also takes
the intangibles of heart and kinship.
Born into the bottom rungs of society, two teenage brothers with nothing but each other
hope to change their fate through their love of basketball. Little brother Tung-hao joins
an elite school and transforms into a dazzling James Harden-esque superstar; big
brother Hsiu-yu brings his scrappy Steve Nash-game to a ragtag squad about to be
disbanded, finding an unexpected camaraderie in his never-say-die teammates.
Inevitably the brothers must cross paths on their way to ultimate basketball glory in the
HBL tournament (a March Madness-style Taiwanese high school basketball
championship). With authentic basketball action from actors who have laced it up,
celebrated Tawainese director Chang Jung-chi returns to his “sports as a metaphor for
life” roots in We Are Champions where these young ballers will discover that some
things are more important than winning.