Like Mike is a 2002 film directed by John Schultz and starring Lil' Bow Wow. Like Mike is about a trio of kids who live in an orphanage. The trio is played by Lil' Bow Wow, Brenda Song, and Jonathan Lipnicki. They are best friends and they enjoy playing basketball and watching NBA games on television. They are taken by Stan Bittleman, the greedy orphanage director (played by Crispin Glover) to sell chocolates after each of the fictional Los Angeles Knights NBA franchise's home games. One night after a game, 13 year old Calvin Cambridge (Lil' Bow Wow) meets the team's coach, Coach Wagner (Robert Forster) who is impressed by Calvin's knowledge of basketball and honesty about the chocolates he sells, and offers Calvin tickets for the next game. Calvin obtains a pair of old shoes (from a Salvation Army Thrift Store) that had reportedly been used by a great basketball player of the past. The shoes have the initials MJ written, so naturally, Calvin thinks they used to belong to Michael Jordan.