Before the push for “diversity” was the trend in Hollywood, movies that revolved around basketball were centering Blackness and its excellence in a game that has always been ours.
Space Jam: A New Legacy misses its shot because it cares more about commercialism and showing off Warner Bros’ IP than being a basketball movie.
• This didn’t make the cut since it isn’t a movie but the Netflix docuseries The Last Danceis better than any scripted drama of the past decade. You couldn’t write those MJ memes!
• Re-watching all the best basketball episodes of your favorite TV shows, like that time on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air when Will becomes the star of the Bel-Air Academy team and Carlton gets jealous, resulting in some of the most entertaining and hilarious on-court scenes in TV history.
• Kendall Jenner’s boyfriend in the first three quarters.
• As always, defunding the police.