There are a ton of ways to watch the NBA today. You can obsess every possession on League Pass. You can nerd out on StatMuse. Or you can just bask in the greatness of #NBATwitter, which has so far survived Elon Musk, blue check or not.
Still not enough? Watch a basketball documentary. Here in the access-deprived Philippines, it can be tough to find the crème de la crème. But we still have gold finds to increase your basketball savvy.
Untold: Malice at the Palace
Pacers fans will say that that garbage time brawl in Detroit cost Reggie Miller and their franchise a championship. Maybe they are right. There were nine suspended players from both Detroit and Indy, including Pacers’ key cogs Ron Artest, Jermaine O’neal, and Stephen Jackson. They served a total of 146 suspended games. They also lost over $11.5 million in combined salary.
Artest (now called Metta World Peace). O’neal, and Jackson missed too many games that year. Artest then got traded the next season, and Indiana’s championship window was shut.
Find out the whole story on Netflix.
A Kid from Coney Island
Stephon Marbury was not exactly a franchise savior when he played in Minnesota, Phoenix, New Jersey, and New York. But in China? He was a god. Perhaps Dwight Howard wants to emulate in Taiwan what Marbury did in China..
A Kid from Coney Island takes you to Starbury’s basketball journey, but it’s not Xs and Os. The documentary gives you an emotional ride as the star point guard looked back at his life’s ups and downs.
Rent the docu on Apple TV+.
The Last Dance
Not one, not two, not three, but 10 episodes of basketball heaven. Some are already saying that The Last Dance is among the greatest documentaries of all time. It definitely gave fans a lift at the height of the pandemic in 2020.
In the same way that Michael Jordan is not everyone’s GOAT, this docu does not appeal to some (i.e. Scottie Pippen). They have their reasons. That does not change the fact that The Last Dance is a film and basketball masterpiece.
Watch it on Netflix.