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Basketball Films, Popular With the Knights

Jacob Slater, Staff Writer

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The basketball fever is upon us. March Madness is around the corner, the NBA All-Stars are ready to shine, and now high school playoffs are about ready to begin. The Knights find themselves with a 14-11 record and poised for a playoff run, but in the wake of all the excitement, we decided to find out a little more about the players.

We figured to ask some of our own basketball players what their favorite basketball movie was. Their answers? You might’ve heard of a few of these.

A fairly common response we heard was Coach Carter, a true story regarding high school players. For those who are unfamiliar, it consists of a High school basketball coach benching his undefeated team due to a poor academic performance. Senior Justin Martin shares his thoughts, “The movie shows the family side of basketball and really being part of a team.” Sophomore Chris Estrada had similar thoughts on the film saying, “It really shows what a team is.”

Probably the most common answer, and to little surprise, was Space Jam. The movie combined the likes of  Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny to create a still ever-popular film. And for that reason it got the attention of junior, Nathan Nishikawa. “I just really like that they put Jordan and a cartoon together, it’s pretty cool.”

Another movie featuring NBA stars that came up was Blue Chips, starring Shaq and Penny Hardaway. At the time of production, both were yet to emerge out of college but had already given plenty of excitement on why they should be in the league. Sophomore Nick Tom expressed his interest in the movie for a more different reason. “It’s the beginning of Shaq and Penny, what they were was amazing, and it all started with the movie.” Soon after the making of Blue Chips, Shaq and Penny would become one of the greatest Duos in NBA history, only to be short lived by a falling out in contract negotiations.

As the Knights get back into action they will finish the CMAC , hoping to improve their 3-3 league record. They will play both rivals, Edison and Memorial to finish of the season, and play Sanger on the Friday February 10th as the seniors will play their last home game.

 

 

 

 

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