By Gus Turner, Angel Diaz
Sports and cinema often go hand in hand. The drama. The underlying narratives. The stakes. All the important elements of a good story are present in most any sports competition, and Hollywood has known it for years. As a result, we’ve been blessed with a number of unforgettable sports flicks over the past few decades. Obviously, big names like Raging Bull and Rocky will always have a place in our hearts, along with other can’t-miss hits like Hoosiers or White Men Can’t Jump.
But with the 20th anniversary of one of basketball’s most memorable movies now upon us, we decided to take a look at the biggest slam dunks on the silver screen. Released on February 18, 1994, Blue Chips carried on a proud tradition of basketball films in America, and has since inspired a number of other quality films. Starring Shaquille O’Neal, Penny Hardaway, and Nick Nolte, the flick set a standard for star power that few others have ever been able to touch. Now, we’ve named the movie as one of our 20 Greatest Basketball Movies of All Time, along with 19 other classics. And if you haven’t watched Cornbread, Earl, and Me, how can you call yourself a basketball fan. Check out our picks along with their trailers, in case you feel like doing some research.
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