Thursday, April 23, 2009

Top Basketball Movies (20 & 19)

20. Coach Carter (2005)
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Brown, Rick Gonzalez

In this tale of an inner city group of basketball players having a tough time with a new, stringent coach, Samuel L. plays the black Norman Dale and sets his sights high with this crew of thugs and gangsters. He locks the gym with chains after the dudes start failing in school. This obviously causes a raucous in the community, but he doesn’t give in until the kids get their grades up. Oh and yes he makes Spanish from Old School do 1,000 suicides in order to get back on the team.

Favorite Character: Worm

19. Juwanna Mann (2002)
Starring: Miguel A. Nunez Jr., Vivica A. Fox, Kevin Pollack

Ahh yes the professional basketball star that gets booted from the league because he takes all his clothes off while standing on the scorers’ table. Oh that’s not the crazy part? True, Jamaal Jeffries then puts on a wig and a woman’s body suit and becomes Juwanna Mann, the new star of the women’s professional basketball league. We have one of those? Either way, the comedy is great here, as Jamaal’s ridiculously conceited attitude shines as he destroys every women's basketball player in his way.

Favorite Character: Juwanna Mann
Least Favorite: Puff Smokey Smoke
Quote: “Can’t help it, born with it,” Juwanna Mann

1 comment:

Solomons Lines said...

This is a huge slap in the face. There is no way you can come up with 18 basketball movies better than Juwanna Mann.