Check out this E:60 documentary about the life of one of #believethehype’s favourite personalities… Chris Bosh.
Lisa Salters catches up with Bosh at his home in Miami & we see many different sides of him – the family man, the chef, the computer programmer & of course, the awesomely weird funny-man gimmick with one of the best sense of humors in the NBA.
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This is a great documentary pulled together by Troy Cruz. The Documentary tells the story of how the Lakers made it to the NBA Playoffs after having their backs against the walls both in the win/loss column & with the loss of their owner & #1 fan, Jerry Buss.
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If you love Shaq, then you need to sit through this hour long look-back on his career. From growing up in an army family, leading Robert G. Cole High School to the Texas State Championship, SEC Player of the year at LSU to his 4 NBA Championships & MVP during his 19 year NBA Career, Shaq has achieved everything he set out to do.
Relive the amazing story of Shaquille O’Neal. The greatest and the most memorable moments of his life are captured in this thrilling Shaq movie.
One of the best NBA documentaries has to be ‘Kobe Doin’ Work’. The film, directed by Spike Lee focuses on Kobe Bryant for one day during his 2007-08 MVP season. Bryant granted Lee & his 30 cameras unprecedented access to his life for one day.
The documentary follows Kobe during the April 13th matchup between his Los Angeles Lakers & the defending champions, San Antonio Spurs. The documentary also focuses on Bryant and the team in huddles and during time-outs. The cameras also get full access of coach Phil Jackson in the locker room with the team during half-time.
Kobe also provides a voice-over for the film, he sat down, watched & recorded it the day after he dropped 61pts on Spike Lee’s New York Knicks in 2009.
It’s a great film & a must watch not only for Lakers fans, but fans of the NBA. To get a unique insite into one of the greatest players of all-time is a rare & special opportunity for viewers. Plus, you get to see Kobe have subtle jabs at Sasha Vujacic…
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During the London 2012 Olympic Games, as #believethehype are an Aussie podcast, naturally we were getting asked a lot of questions about our basketballers & there was certainly a lot of attention put on some of our guys plying their trade in Europe. Especially Joe Ingles.
ESPN released their newest “Aussies Abroad” special this week featuring some of the Boomers who played in Spain this year including former #believethehype guest AJ Ogilvy, Joe Ingles, Brad Newley & David Barlow.
ESPN’s Jason Bennett sits down with all four Boomers to discuss life and hoops in Spain as well as what it’s like to don the Green & Gold of the Aussie Boomers.
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This week NBA TV aired a special Reggie Miller documentary in celebration of him being enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame on the 7th September.
Looking Back at Reggie offers a special look at Miller’s illustrious career. The show also features an exclusive in-depth interview with Miller conducted by Kevin Harlan as Reggie speaks about his long & successful career where he was considered one of the greatest pure shooters & pure trash-talkers the game has ever seen…
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In the wake of the success & increased popularity that Great Britain has seen in basketball over the last 12 months, here’s a good documentary that was put together by a student at the University of Plymouth in 2005 about the lack of basketball talent staying in the United Kingdom.
It’s a must watch for any of our fans from the United Kingdom. Watch this space… there’s a good chance that there will be more noise on this topic coming in the wake of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Great Britain currently has 4 players plying their trade in the NBA; Luol Deng, Ben Gordon, Byron Mullens & new Trailblazer Joel Freeland.
Deng & Freeland’s fellow Olympic Team members Pops Mensah-Bonsu & Robert Archibald have also recently spent time in the Association.
There have been 5 other Brits spend time in the NBA, but the fact of the matter is that despite having 11 players make it to the big show, the sport is still finding it hard to become as main-stream as it potentially could be.
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Here’s a good documentary about former NBA, European & FIBA Superstar Drazen Petrovic that aired on NBATV.
There are a lot of great Petrovic doco’s out there, including the 30for30 “Once Were Brothers”, but this one is definitely a must see!
This HBO Documentary is a must watch for all NBA Fans.
The film, directed & produced by Ezra Edelman, chronicles the rivalry between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird that begin with the 1979 NCAA Basketball Championship Game and lasted throughout their lengthy, Hall of Fame careers in the NBA. The film makes an argument that without the massive media attention that was placed on the rivalry that Magic and Bird had, the NBA might not have made through the 1980s following the merger with the ABA, among other things.
Before Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose had ever picked up a ball on a Chicago street-court or School Gymnasium, there was a man who captivated the City at the High School level, Ben “Benji” Wilson. He was a symbol of everything promising about Chicago: a beloved, sweet-natured youngster from the city’s fabled South Side, and America’s most talented basketball prospect. His senseless murder the day before his senior season sent ripples through Chicago and the nation.
The 6ft9 Guard was described as “Magic Johnson with a jump shot” & is easily in the discussion with Len Bias as “the best that never was”. Benji was the first Chicago native to be named the top High Schooler in the country.
This documentary was made 3 years ago to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Benji’s tragic murder. It’s a great look back at the life of one of the most amazing high school basketballers of all-time & I recommend watching it prior to watching the ESPN 30 for 30 about Benji that will be released late October.