Beyond monster slam dunks and iconic Cinderella upsets there are alluring dynamics that make basketball one of the most popular sports in the world. Factors that go far beyond the nostalgia of city playgrounds and Hoosiers cornfields. There are a handful of compelling basketball documentaries on Netflix that explore the growing world of hoops, traveling from Harlem to Canada and India to explore high school, college, the NBA, and even wheelchair basketball.
Phil Martelli was let go as the men’s basketball coach at Saint Joseph’s University today, a move that has induced a lot of feelings that I would normally post on social media. His departure is a difficult thing to limit to 240 characters.