Top 5 Funniest Basketball Movies
While we wait for the highly anticipated Space Jam sequel starring LeBron James, here is our TOP 5 BASKETBALL MOVIES. Although there are many basketball movies that are dealing with social problems of struggling youth (especially in the USA) , we won’t go that deep. We present you the desperate Durant, Irving, Will Farrell, MJ cartoon and the best basketball player ever – Air Bud.
5. Thunderstruck (2012)
When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan magically switches talents with his hero, basketball star Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team, while Kevin Durant suddenly can’t make a shot to save his life.
4. Uncle Drew (2018)
An anti-ageist comedy about a man’s dream to win the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem.
3. Semi-Pro (2008)
Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association’s Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true.
2. Space Jam (1996)
In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.
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1. Air Bud (1997)
A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father’s accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The new kid in town, Josh has no friends and is too shy to try out for the school basketball team. Instead he prefers to practice alone on an abandoned court, he befriends a runaway golden retriever named Buddy. Josh is amazed when he realizes that Buddy loves basketball…that is playing basketball…and he is GOOD! Josh eventually makes the school team and Buddy is named the Team Mascot. Josh and Buddy become the stars of halftime. Buddy’s half-time talent draws media attention. Unfortunately, when Buddy’s mean former owner, Norm Snively, comes along with a scheme to cash in on the pup’s celebrity, it looks like they are going to be separated.