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Best Basketball Movie: The Final Four

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Blazer’s Edge is filling the bracket void with a competition featuring 16 basketball-themed feature films.

04/24/98 - The Jefferson Hotel - Portrait of filmmaker Spike Lee at The Jefferson Hotel. Lee was in Photo by Dudley M. Brooks/The The Washington Post via Getty Images

The NBA’s hiatus has forced several die-hard hoops fans to turn to alternative mediums to get their basketball fix. One potential avenue is feature films. The basketball genre is loaded with gems and duds, which is why we are putting our readers to the test with a bracket challenge in an effort to find the best hoops-themed movie.

This post features four movies that have survived two rounds of voting. Today’s matchup will decide which two films enter the final round of voting.

Hoosiers (1) vs White Men Can’t Jump (2)

Preview: Hoosiers earned the top spot in the bracket for its 30-year history as a premier basketball movie. Unsurprisingly, Hoosiers has steadily advanced to the final four. White Men Can’t Jump, based on the voting in previous rounds, is a serious contender to interrupt Hoosiers’ march to the crown.

Poll

Hoosiers (1) vs White Men Can’t Jump (2)

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Hoosiers
    (202 votes)
  • 57%
    White Men Can’t Jump
    (274 votes)
476 votes total Vote Now

Space Jam (1) vs He Got Game (2)

Preview: The Murray Bracket featured a pair of tightly-contested matchups in the second round. Space Jam narrowly escaped defeat against Semi-Pro and He Got Game advanced past Blue Chips. Today’s head-to-head vote is a complete tossup between films that represent the opposite ends of the basketball-movie spectrum.

Poll

Space Jam (1) vs He Got Game (2)

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Space Jam
    (186 votes)
  • 59%
    He Got Game
    (274 votes)
460 votes total Vote Now

Voting closes Sunday morning.