Looking at Bob Hurley’s resume – more than 900 wins, 23 state championships, three USA Today National and induction to the Basketball Hall of Fame this summer – it’s clear he is worthy of being the focus of a documentary. But those stats only give a glimpse into what makes Hurley special.Read More
Between learning about “The Secret Game” John McLendon organized back in 1944, the struggles Bob Love went through as someone who stutters, the racial issues Cleo Hill went through trying to crack into Atlanta Hawks rotation and countless other anecdotes about the NBA, “Black Magic” had me sitting on the edge of my seat for nearly four hours.Read More
Imagine being a high school kid traveling to an out of state tournament. Think about the excitement your feeling about heading away from your parents for a couple days. The nerves over playing with different players and the pressure to impress coaches. The pure bliss of a road trip with your buddies.
Now, imagine how you’d [...]
By Ryan McNeill
This weekend I was fortunate enough to watch the basketball documentary “With This Rock.” This DVD is an independent release and doesn’t have the same flash or production as ESPN’s “Through the Fire” or the ‘90′s classic “Hoop Dreams” but it does an excellent job capturing the politics and corruption involved with basketball [...]
This week I’ve mentioned the economic hardships of growing up in Flint, but I’ve received some emails reminding me that I’ve failed to provide you with stats to back this up. According to a 2000 census, 124,943 people live in Flint, it has an unemployment rate of 12.9% and 18,832,000 residents don’t have a diploma [...]Read More
A lot of basketball fans are familiar with names like Morris Peterson, Mateen Cleaves, Charlie Bell, Eddie Robinson, Glen Rice and Latrell Sprewell, but there are lots of amazing basketball players from Flint that basketball fans haven’t heard of.
As most hoop fans know, basketball is full of stories about great playground players or high school [...]
Earlier this month I was given a copy of the basketball documentary Flint Star by it’s director Marcus Davenport to view and then write about on Hoops Addict. When Marcus first approached me about writing about his documentary I was hesitant at because aside from Hoop Dreams there haven’t been any basketball documentaries that have [...]Read More