Day 2 of NBA Withdrawals continues and today its about movies and books! I love watching sports movies as much as I love watching the sports. I own every movie on this list and some have been purchased for a second time due to wear and tear. Some of you may agree with the list and some may not so I’ll skip the babble and get on with it…
Hoosiers If you are a fan of the game and haven’t watched this movie you should stop reading this list!
He Got Game Two words: Denzel Washington – Another two words: Jesus Shuttlesworth. ’nuff said!
Love and Basketball It sounds like a chick flick… you may think it was a chick flick but I thought it was awesome!
Above the Rim Tupac, some great cinematography and a dramatic ending – One of Spike Lee’s better works
Coach Carter Feel good, Inspirational and the Samuel L Jackson factor bumped it up about 2 spots on my list
White Men Can’t Jump Even with Rosie Perez’s voice, bad 80’s wardrobe “It’s hard god damn work” not to like this movie.
The Air Up There Kevin Bacon, freshly footloose, heads to Africa to scout the talent in order to save his job – funny stuff ensues!
Blue Chips I had to put one of the totally cheesy movies on here and this one made the cut!
Glory Road True story about the first college to field an all black team and aside from the acting this movie has it all
Hoop Dreams The only Documentary on the list and even though the two guys never made it to the NBA this movie brings out all sorts of emotions.
Forget Paris, Basketball Diaries, The Pistol, Gunnin’ for that #1 Spot, Through the Fire