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In light of the amazing rumor of a Spike Lee directed He Got Game sequel, which all of us hope turns into reality, I circled the HOT 97 offices to ask everyone what they thought was the best basketball movie of all time and here are the results:

(Descriptions via IMDB)

The Top 10 Basketball Movies Of All Time (From #10 to #1)

Blue Chips - A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive. (Penny Hardaway, Shaq, Nick Nolte, Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh)

  1. Hoosiers- A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship. (Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper
  1. Sunset ParkA white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team. (Rhea Perlman, Fredro Starr, Carol Kane )
  1. Hoop Dreams - A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. (William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates)
  1. Coach CarterControversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him. (Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard)
  1. Space Jam - Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Toons play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom. (Michael Jordan,Wayne Knight, Bill Murray)
  1. Love & BasketballIn 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with Monica's edge and Quincy's top-dog attitude separating them, except when Quincy's parents argue and he climbs through Monica's window to sleep on the floor. As high school ends, they come together as a couple, but within a year, with both of them playing ball at USC, Quincy's relationship with his father takes an ugly turn, and it leads to a break up with Monica. Some years later, their pro careers at a crossroads, they meet again. It's time for a final game of one-on-one with high stakes. (Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman)
  1. He Got Game - A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence. (Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, Ray Allen , Rosario Dawson)
  1. Above The RimStory of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard. (Tupac, Leon, Wood Harris, Marlon Wayans, Duane Martin)
  1. White Men Can’t JumpBlack and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances. (Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez)

What do you think should be number one? Not too far off in votes were Basketball Diaries, The Air Up There, The Sixth Man and Celtic Pride.I tried to find the scene of Rosie Perez on Jeopardy but no luck…that part was a classic lol.

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