It’s one of the sure signs of spring. No, not new bright green leaves on the trees. No, not the blooming of bluebonnets. No, not even the warmer temperatures. None of those.
It’s March Madness! The NCAA basketball playoffs to determine the best college teams in the country.
Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, it’s hard not to take some interest in the competition. Sweet Sixteen. Elite Eight. Final Four. National Championship. It’s exciting to see if your favorite or a local team advances in the rounds.
Basketball is a sport that can be played almost anywhere, from driveways to city parks to vast arenas. So it’s only natural that Hollywood would take notice. Over the years, they have given us movies covering all levels of play, from neighborhood pick-up games to major professional teams and from edge-of-your-seat, can-they-win stories to just plain silly fun. And documentaries about players and teams that changed the game forever.
Basketball on the Big Screen
Stars of the Court
Hakeem the Dream Patrick Ewing
Magic Johnson Sir Charles
Michael Jordan: His Airness The Year of the Yao
Double Clutch: the Houston Rockets Second Championship Season
Greatest Moments in NBA History
Greatest NBA Final Moments
The Heart of the Game
Something to Cheer About: Oscar Robertson and the Crispus Attucks Tigers
So settle in for some great sports action and great entertainment and enjoy the games!