As the Tall Blacks prepare to compete at the world champs in Spain, James Croot looks at 10 of the best cinematic depictions of basketball.
1. Blue Chips
Nick Nolte teamed up with a young Shaquille O’Neal for this excellent 1994 college basketball drama. Instead of the usual triumph over adversity tale, writer Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, Tin Cup) focuses on the length some coaches and schools will go to achieve glory.