Like Mike: Directed by John Schultz. With Shad Moss, Morris Chestnut, Jonathan Lipnicki, Brenda Song. A 13-year-old orphan becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with the faded initials "M.J." inside.
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Slam Dunk Ernest: Directed by John R. Cherry III. With Jim Varney, Cylk Cozart, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Colin Lawrence. Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives him a pair of magic sneakers.
The Red Sneakers: Directed by Gregory Hines. With Vanessa Bell Calloway, Dempsey Pappion, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Scott Thompson. A kid named Reggie Reynolds is a high school student who is good in the classroom but not so good on the basketball court.
Another young boy with 'hoop dreams' finds an old pair of Michael Jordan's sneakers and can suddenly play ball like the greatest player in the world. Director: David Nelson | Stars: Jascha Washington, Kel Mitchell, Michael Beach, Brett Kelly. Votes: 2,858
We ranked the 75 best basketball sneakers in celebration of the league’s anniversary. ... The Orlando Magic was a team on the rise with ... and Jordan even wore a special pair in his movie Space ...
When El meets Kira King, the fiercely independent daughter of legendary basketball star and sneaker tycoon Darius King, sparks fly as the two bond over their mutual affinity for sneakers. With a little nudge from his best friend and a sprinkle of Fairy Godfather magic, El finds the courage to use his talent to pursue his dream of becoming a 'legit' sneaker designer in the industry.
Seeing young Calvin Cambridge magically forgo all of his middle school and high school eligibility to get to the NBA at 13 years old gave me the blueprint to get to the league, I just needed magic sneakers. I can confidently say that this was the first movie I went to the theatre to see more than once, and it got to the point where I knew lines.
And yes, for Cambridge, this is a bit more urgent. He was in an orphanage, selling candy for an abusive overseer. The shoes were not magic when he found them, but he climbed a pole to retrieve them from a power line, there was a lightning strike, and then Michael Jordan’s old sneakers had the power of Michael Jordan himself.
The movie ranks near the very bottom when it comes to portraying quality basketball, but Teen Wolf, as his classmates eventually call him, somehow becomes an incredible athlete, ball hog, and ...