However appropriate it may be, Tragedy on the Basketball Court isn’t the title of the Washington Wizards’ 1999-2000 highlight reel. And it isn’t even the heartbreaking sequel to Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Basketball Diaries. It’s Hine Junior High School eighth-grader Ericke Lowery’s winning entry in a commercial scriptwriting contest for a government-funded program that provides health insurance to some low-income District families. Lowery’s story begins with a D.C. teenager named Jerron, who injures his knee during a playground basketball game. A quick-thinking friend, who just happens to share the scriptwriter’s name, flags down an employee from a nearby medical clinic. Happy ending, right? Not so fast: Jerron’s family lacks health insurance. Luckily, the medical professional tells him that D.C. Healthy Families will foot the bill. “Man, I’m glad I learn[ed] about that…program at the clinic,” says Jerron, turning to the camera and giving an enthusiastic thumbs-up. A D.C. Healthy Families spokesperson says that the commercial, which may star Lowery and his real-life friends, will likely air on networks such as MTV and BET in upcoming months. —Laura Lang