NBA Lockout: Fight Back by Watching a Hoops Movie

July 2nd, 2011 by D'Asher Chance Leave a reply »
If you are like me, a basketball-a-holic, you are no longer upset about a looming lockout, because it’s here. The NBA has began it’s lockout of its players and are said to be miles apart from a resolution. The players and owners are further apart than in 1998, the last NBA lockout, and oh yeah, that one lasted 50 games.

So with this current lockout threatening to go even further, I suggest something to help in times of basketball withdrawal. Rent or buy one of the best basketball movies of all time, and I have listed the top five to get started with.

The fifth one on the list is Hoosiers (1986, Gene Hackman, Dennis Harper). Not only does this film star two excellent actors, but the realistic plot (a coach with a storied past and a drunkard for an assistant take a small school to the state playoffs) and good on-court basketball action is enough to make the list. The backdrop of old school Indiana and the small town hero reminds us none other than the legend himself, Larry Bird.

No. 4 on the list is Glory Road (2006, Josh Lucas, Derek Lee). There is no way to go wrong with a basketball movie based on true life. This movie tells the story ...

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