We’re all missing the NCAA Tournament action, so to help fill the time, we asked a question: What’s your favorite basketball movie?
Readers of The Beverly Review readers had some thoughts!
“Hoosiers” is the hands down winner!
—Catherine H. from Chicago
“The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend” It’s my son’s favorite movie. We watched it hundreds of times.
—Nancy O. from Oak Lawn
“Uncle Drew” Dax is dealt a series of setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival. He stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend, Uncle Drew and convinces him to return to the court one time. The two embark on a road trip to round up Drew’s old basketball squad.
—Zack S. from Orland Park
“Love and Basketball” The two main characters are both star players of their high school basketball team. The movie tackles a lot of real issues that take place within society. It all spirals down to how the main characters deal with these conflicts as they transition through life.
—Danyelle B. from West Lawn
“Coach Carter” It’s very relatable being an athlete myself. Coach Carter shows the best love is hard love when it comes to facing reality. He treats his teens like his sons, and that goes a long way. It helps shape teens’ lives and gain another role model. It relates not just to my life but millions of other lives.
—Myron L. from Roseland
“Space Jam” It’s a classic for all ages. Michael Jordan, one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, tries to help the Looney Tunes win their game against the Monstars. It brings many laughs, which is why I believe kids, teens and adults love the movie so much.
—Victoria C. from Garfield Ridge
“Double Teamed” It’s about two sisters who start at a new college who have never picked up a basketball in their lives. They were both very good volleyball players, but they are noticed by the basketball coach because of their height. Both sisters had a special bond that I was lucky enough to have with my sister. My sister and I bonded over a lot of things, even if it wasn’t just basketball.
—Kristen M. from Garfield Ridge