5 comedies about basketball, which can be viewed on the quarantine

The current times are difficult for basketball fans, as well as for all other sports. Almost all over the world favorite game is paused and look at basketball fights, except that you can, looking through records of past games, or in the form of various reviews, cuts and ratings on the web.

But there is one area where the basketball theme is not the last place is the cinema. About this game removed a lot of movies of different directions, and not very successful, based on real events and with absolutely incredible stories. Today Sport.ua offers readers a selection of films about basketball in Comedy, in the hope that viewing them will help the fans at least partially “satisfy hunger” for this game. Moreover, many of them starred the real basketball star.

Will do a remark, the film “Space jam” with Michael Jordan in the starring role of the author in the list are not included. This movie is known to many basketball fans and have seen him almost everything, but some of the paintings from our list may not be too well known to our readers. So there you go.


Year of manufacture: 1996
Budget: $ 30 million
Movie stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Dennis Farina
Star basketball: Dennis Rodman, Mugsy Boggs, Rick Fox, Greg Ostertag, mark Jackson, Malik Sealy, Vlade Divac, Gary Payton, Mitch Richmond and many others.

Edwin Franklin or just Eddie lives in new York and is a passionate fan of the team “new York Knicks”, and all the failures of the team she is going through very close to my heart, and for these failures the team enough. The heroine herself Whoopi Goldberg is not limited to games, and more details familiar with the game by coaching the boys in his neighborhood. Eddie works as a limo driver and once her client is an eccentric millionaire who recently bought the club. Casual acquaintance with the owner of the club, a vivid story about the problems in the command, the immediacy of the eddy and a bit of luck (plus dry business know how to count money the club boss) lead to the fact that Mrs Franklin’s offer to become the new coach “new York Knicks”, to which Eddie of course responds Yes.

Problems in the command above the roof, which is reflected in the standings. One of the players thinks more about divorce than about basketball, the other is selfish to the bone, and the third does not possess the intellectual abilities. In General, your problem is at all, but outwardly calm and considerate chief of the veteran teams had a lot of injuries. But Eddie turns out to be not timid and gradually picks up the key to each of the players, and make a motley team a real team, simultaneously provoking a lot of funny situations. And at the end of the film also gives back to the business tycoons, showing that people’s love for the team and basketball costs more money.

The film starred a large group of NBA stars. Many of them spent a few seconds time on screen, but these basketball players like Greg Ostertag, Malik Sealy, Rick Fox got a full chance to prove himself in Hollywood, because their characters were the players, “new York Knicks”. A little bonus – in the film in cameo roles were played, for a moment, former new York mayor Rudy Giuliani and Donald trump, who played themselves.


Release year: 2012
Budget: $ 7 million
Movie stars: James Belushi, Robert Belushi, the main role of Taylor gray
Basketball superstars: Kevin Durant (a lot of Kevin Durant)

Easy schoolboy Brian is not the most popular character in his school, but rather just “loser”, which is reflected in the attitude of their peers (sort of a typical hero of American youth comedies). He is a fan of basketball, and since he lives in Oklahoma, it aches for the local NBA team and wants to be like its leader, Kevin Durant (just in 2012 Durant was the main star in the club “Oklahoma city Tander”). But the basketball player Brian is very mediocre and his role in the team is limited to pulling towels and other auxiliary works.

Father Brian takes his son on the next game of the NBA, where the student is a lucky ticket and it comes out in a break in the center of the floor to throw on a large amount of money. Throw Brian expected came out, he nearly crushed the team mascot (which, incidentally, a very important point). The main character leaves the ground to the laughter of the stands. Wanting to cheer the guy, Kevin Durant gives him the ball with his autograph and started. Mysteriously two heroes swapping talents (or rather, Durant generally is not). Brian immediately becomes the star of the school team and won the respect and success among peers. Agent Durant trying to understand the problems of his ward, finds this incredible fact, and again brings together Brian and NBA star. Forth between the characters tie an uneasy relationship, and the whole Trinity will look for a way out of the situation. The matter is complicated by the fact that ahead of the decisive game for a place in the playoffs of the NBA and for a school Cup.

“Sixth player”

Release year: 1997
Budget: $ 11 million
Movie stars: Marlon Wayans, Kevin Dunn
Star basketball: Yes, in General, no

Two brothers, Antoine and Kenny are together in the University team “the Washington Huskys”, and the main star of the team is Antoine. Kenny also does not graze the rear, but is somewhat in the shadow of his brother. In one of the matches is a terrible event. Antoine you have a heart attack right on the court, and he dies on the way to the hospital. Team, and particularly his brother Kenny, depressed, defeat follow one another and all are not legal. But at one point there is a Ghost of the deceased Antoine and helps to win a difficult game, after which he materialized before the stupefied little brother. Kenny again took heart, and with the help of the Ghost of Antoine’s team wins one match after the other, and then Kenny gives its partners the secret of their success. With this “sixth player”, the team goes to the final games, but very soon all begin to torment the conscience and doubt.

This film is a Comedy with great dramatic component. In some moments, and does punches on a tear (especially at the time of lifting under the arch of the arena jerseys Antoine and in the final conversation between two brothers). You select a team that understands that victory through unseen forces unfair, it raises questions about the values of sport and life in General.

The role of Kevin well played Marlon Wayans is perhaps the most talented of his acting family. During his career, Marlon became famous as a Comedy actor but in this movie he showed other facets of his talent. Of the downsides of the picture – casting. Despite the fact that the picture shows the student basketball, many players in it look like to see kind of thirty men.

Like Mike

Release year: 2002
Budget: $ 30 million
Movie stars: Eugene levy, Morris chestnut, starring – Shed moss (known as rapper bow Whoa)
Star basketball: the level of the match of Stars will be enough

Orphan Calvin Cambridge lives in an orphanage and wants into the family, and while he has no family, his main joy in life – basketball. Only now, fourteen-year-old Calvin has not left growth, and a chance to become a serious player it is so small as his size. But once in the boarding school bring humanitarian aid where Calvin finds sneakers with the initials “M. J.”. Sure, all basketball fans will immediately know whom those shoes might belong earlier.

Wearing this shoes, Calvin gets a talent of the first owner of these sneakers and brings your game to a fantastic level. Then follows a series of happy coincidences, and an orphan finds himself in the team of the NBA. The emergence of young players in the team of professionals promises a lot of funny situations, especially when to take care of Calvin trusted emotional and a little selfish main star of the club. This is followed by a funny situation, the emergence of a true friendship between Calvin and his guardian, the villain who wants easy money and, of course, a key match for a place in the playoffs.

Since the film was shot in conjunction with the NBA, it contains a Legion of basketball stars. Allen Iverson, Dirk Nowitzki, David Robinson, Steve Francis, Michael Finley, Jason Kidd and others graced the picture. However, they received very little time on the screen. A little more than it got Vince Carter, who took care of the protagonist in a key match.


Release year: 2008
Budget: $ 55 million
Movie stars: will Ferrell, woody Harrelson

Star basketball: Yes, in General, no, but the images of the players was very bright

The most controversial film in our list. Jackie moon eccentric sloven, who sang for her life one song, it became a hit and provides him with enough funds to exist. In parallel, he is the owner, player and head coach of the team, “flint Tropiks” (just for example, the fictional team) – the worst team in the ABA (American Basketball Association). In the yard in 1976. The NBA’s going to absorb the organization of AVA. According to the agreement between the leagues, the NBA will consist of only the top four teams from the ABA and which will have decent attendance. In order to get into the top four teams, Jackie moon enhances the composition of the player themselves “Boston Celtics”, which to barter…. washing machine. While a new player is trying to instill in gouging of the “Tropics” though a little bit normal production of the game itself Jackie moon without missing a workout, time to address the issue of attendance, for coming up with this increasingly crazy ideas.

The film is full of different jokes, but, be prepared, many of them below the belt. There is a very unusual blend of outright humor and story of sporting achievements and overcoming difficulties. Yet, according to the filmmakers, it was so bright the team had to reinvent the alleys-UPP. And certainly not the last actor in the film is Dewey the bear.


Of course, the tastes of all fans of basketball and cinema are different. Someone these paintings will appeal to, and someone deems them not worthy of attention. But I hope that with their help our readers a little make up for the lack of basketball in the current day.


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