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Basketball and the movies: The 2004 Gheorghie Awards

With the All-Star weekend festivities taking place in Hollywood, NBA.com recognizes the symbiosis of basketball and filmdom in presenting the 2004 Gheorghie Awards. Named in honor of seven-foot-seven basketball and entertainment legend Gheorghe Muresan (Washington Bullets, My Giant, Snickers and ESPN ads, et al), the Gheorghies will unveil dozens of nominees in 15 categories over three days. Your votes will determine the winners, which will be announced next week. The envelopes, please.

And the nominees are:


Best Oddball Role for a Center

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Game of Death (1978)
As Hakim, Kareem goes from high-tops to karate chops and squares off with none other than martial arts legend Bruce Lee.

Wilt Chamberlain
Conan the Destroyer (1984)
As the terrifying Bombaata, the Big Dipper makes Ahnuld wilt in this Conan sequel.

Patrick Ewing
The Exorcist III (1990)
What the Hoya? Ewing appears as the Angel of Death in this horror sequel set, appropriately enough, in Georgetown.

Gheorghe Muresan
My Giant (1998)
The Gheorghies' namesake stands head and shoulders above the rest of the cast, and makes good on his surprisingly sizeable role in this heartwarming Billy Crystal comedy.

Shaquille O’Neal
Kazaam (1996)
Ex-Magic center plays a pivot-al role as a 5,000 year-old genie in this, uh, comedy.


Best Ensemble Cast of NBA Players

Blue Chips (1994)
From starters (Shaq, Penny and Allan Houston) to 12th men (Rex Walters and Ed Stokes), this college hoops drama shows incredible "depth."
IMDB.com: Full cast list

Eddie (1996)
Whoopi Goldberg vehicle is best known as the movie that cast Dwayne Schintzius opposite Greg Ostertag. OK, maybe not ...
IMDB.com: Full cast list

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
From Connie Hawkins to Dr. J to Spencer Haywood, if you were a hoops star in the '70s, you were in this film.
IMDB.com: Full cast list

Forget Paris (1995)
Bill Walton? Charles Barkley? Charles Oakley? Is it Grumpy Old Men? Nope. Forget Paris? Oui!
IMDB.com: Full cast list

He Got Game (1998)
By casting Travis Best, Walter McCarty and John Wallace in support of Ray Allen, Spike showed he wasn't just aiming for face recognition.
IMDB.com: Full cast list

Like Mike (2002)
With Iverson, Dirk, Kidd, T-Mac and others all making appearances, is this Fish That Saved ... for the next generation?
IMDB.com: Full cast list

Space Jam (1996)
Sure, you knew that MJ and the Birdman were in this, but what about "Pig" Miller and Sharone Wright?
IMDB.com: Full cast list


Most Bizarre Basketball Scene

Air Bud (1997)
A hoops-playing dog not named Glenn Robinson or Antoine Carr?...

American History X (1998)
Ed Norton is a heck of an actor, and a diehard Lakers fan, but the scene of him dunking in a pickup game borders on the absurd.

Juwanna Mann (2002)
Wigs fall off and glass is shattered in this Tootsie of the hardwood.

Teen Wolf (1985)
It's just not every day that you see a werewolf in tight trunks dunking for the Beavers.


Best ’70s Basketball Movie

Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Keith (soon to be Jamaal) Wilkes plays "Cornbread," a basketball star who is murdered, leaving his 12-year-old friend (Laurence Fishburne) to deal with the loss.

Fast Break (1979)
Gabe Kaplan takes a group of NYC ballers -- including Bernard King -- to the desert and turns a small Nevada college into a powerhouse.

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
Thanks to a little astrology -- and a whole lot of Dr. J -- Pittsburgh's pathetic Pythons are transformed into the powerhouse Pisces and become the pride of Pennsylvania.

One On One (1977)
Robby Benson plays a high-school hot-shot who has his dreams dashed at a big-time college program. Oh, and he finds love.


Best Old-Old-School Movie

Campus Confessions (1938)
Betty Grable starred in this college hoops comedy with Hank Luisetti, who invented the jump shot in real life as an All-American at Stanford.

Go, Man, Go! (1954)
Los Angeles Times film critic Ken Turan told ESPN.com that a scene from this Harlem Globetrotters movie in which ballhandling wizard Marques Haynes dribbles around team founder Abe Saperstein is his favorite in any sports movie.

The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
Fred MacMurray stars as a Medfield College professor who invents “flubber”, a magical rubber-like substance which allows, among other things, the school’s basketball players to realize some serious increases in their verticals.



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Odd that they left "Amazing Grace and Chuck" off those lists.

I was waiting for them all to get nuked by the end of that movie.



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Best Basketball Action

Above the Rim (1994)
The New York Times said of its basketball scenes: "When you'd like to make a film featuring fast, furious basketball sequences, [cinematographer]Tom Priestley Jr. is clearly the man to see." Priestley also shot "Blue Chips".

Blue Chips (1994)
With more than 15 NBA players in the cast, the basketball ought to be authentic. "[It has] fast, furious sports sequences during which [director William] Friedkin sends the camera racing along with the basketball." (New York Times)

He Got Game (1998)
While this movie also features Travis Best, Walter McCarty and John Wallace as Ray Allen's high school teammates, the most affecting game sequence comes at the end as Allen and Denzel Washington go one-on-one in a game they are fated to play.

Hoosiers (1986)
Excellent game sequences, and plenty of them. Director David Anspaugh trusts his audience enough to know the game. In fact, most sequences don't show the ball going in at all. We know it does, however, by the players' and the crowds' reaction.

Love & Basketball (2000)
Sanaa Lathan, who didn't play basketball before winning the role of Monica Wright, pulls off her scenes convincingly. While "Love and Basketball" doesn't have a typical big game ending, the few basketball scenes do resonate as true.

White Men Can’t Jump (1992)
Practically all hoops all the time, "White Men Can't Jump" is the movie equivalent of a gym rat: it can't get off the court. Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson are downright believable as talented street-ballers. Also includes some of the best trash talk this side of Gary Payton.


Best Cameo by an NBA Player

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Game of Death (1978)
As Hakim, Abdul-Jabbar takes on none other than martial-arts legend Bruce Lee; and in an epic fight scene, no less.

Charles Barkley & Bill Laimbeer
Hot Shots (1991)
The Round Mound and an erstwhile Bad Boy appear as themselves in this Charlie Sheen comedy.

Julius Erving
Philadelphia (1993)
The Doctor meets a lawyer (Denzel Washington) in a luxury box during a 76ers game.

Patrick Ewing
The Exorcist III (1990)
Want to turn your audience's heads? Cast Ewing as the "Angel of Death," famed hunk Fabio as an uncredited "Angel," Samuel L. Jackson as a "Dream blind man" and John Thompson as himself.

Magic Johnson
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Magic plays the name game and makes a quick touch-pass of a suggestion in this Kevin Bacon comedy.

Marques Johnson
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
And you thought playing the Celtics was tough ... Johnson goes street-ball, and takes on Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson in this classic hoops comedy.

Anthony Mason
Celebrity (1998)
By getting cast in this Woody Allen comedy as himself, Mason proved that the basketball court really is a stage.

Jalen Rose
Barbershop (2002)
Former Bull blows into local clip joint in the Windy City, much to the glee of Cedric, Ice and company.

John Salley
Bad Boys (1995) & Bad Boys II (2003)
Best Damn Cameos, Period? We'll let you decide ...


Best Girlfriend

Rosario Dawson
He Got Game (1998)
Dawson had only done two movies before acting opposite Ray Allen and Denzel Washington in this Spike Lee joint.

Sarah Michelle Gellar
Harvard Man (2001)
Buffy stars in this 2001 release about a basketball player who strikes a deal with the mob to throw a game.

Annette O’Toole
One On One (1977)
O'Toole plays Robby Benson's fetching tutor in this '70s drama about a small-town phenom who adjusts to a big-school setting.

Anna Paquin
Finding Forrester (2000)
Paquin helps a high-school hoopster/writer realize that he is, in fact, "the man now, dog!" in this Gus Van Sant film.

Rosie Perez
White Men Can’t Jump (1992)
Mouthy, nagging, and incredibly charming, Perez steals many a scene as Woody Harrelson's girlfriend.

Julia Stiles
O (2001)
"To 3 or not to 3" ... Stiles plays the girlfriend of a high-school hoops star (Mekhi Phifer) in this update of Shakespeare's Othello.

Susan Ursitti
Teen Wolf (1985)
As the howlingly adorable "Boof," Ursitti stars opposite the original T-Wolf, Michael J. Fox.

Debra Winger
Forget Paris (1995)
Sickening players and coaches throughout the league, Winger dates a ref in Billy Crystal's romantic hoops comedy.


Favorite Coach

Whoopi Goldberg
Eddie (1996)
Goldberg goes from limo driver to head coach of the New York Knicks. What, you don't think that can happen? Have you seen the East lately?

Gene Hackman
Hoosiers (1986)
Hackman is a vagabond coach who hires alcoholic Dennis Hopper as an assistant and leads a small Indiana town to big-time glory.

Gabe Kaplan
Fast Break (1979)
More "sweat" than "hog," Gabe "Kotter" Kaplan plays a New York deli worker who lives his coaching dream with a small Nevada school.

Robert Mitchum
That Championship Season (1982)
Mitchum meets with his former players to reminisce about past glories, as well as learn some life lessons. Remake with Zen Master, MJ and Rodman, anyone?

Nike Nolte
Blue Chips (1994)
Nolte plays Pete Bell, a coach who realizes to get the prized recruits he wants, he may need to break some rules ... and drop-kick a basketball.

G.D. Spradlin
One On One (1977)
As coach Moreland Smith, Spradlin gives Robby Benson's Henry Steele all he can handle on the practice court, and a wake-up-call to big-time athletics. Yes, we were scared of him.

Jay Tarses
Teen Wolf (1985)
More than just a coach, Tarses gives his players advice on sleep (12 hours a night), gambling (don't sit with a guy named after a city), and love (avoid gals with tattoos ... of daggers).


Best Father-Son Scenes

Robert Duvall & Michael O'Keefe
The Great Santini (1979)
Duvall is Bull Meechum, a Marine Corps fighter pilot and abusive father. But when his son, Ben (O'Keefe), finally stands up to him during a game of basketball, it rallies the family and ultimately leads to Bull's renewal.

Denzel Washington & Ray Allen
He Got Game (1998)
Washington plays Jake Shuttlesworth, a man in prison for killing his wife. Allen plays his son, Jesus, a nationally coveted prospect who hasn't forgiven his father. If Jake convinces his son to attend the governor's alma mater, his sentence can be reduced, with his fate is ultimately decided in a classic game of one-on-one.

Arthur Agee Sr. & Arthur Agee Jr.
Hoop Dreams (1994)
In this documentary chronicling the NBA ambitions of two young basketball phenoms, we also get a glimpse into their family lives and the emotional highs -- Arthur Sr. lifting his son on his shoulders after a victorious game -- and lows -- Arthur Sr. imprisoned for drug addiction -- of their relationships.

Dennis Hopper & David Neidorf
Hoosiers (1986)
Shooter Flatch (Hopper), an alcoholic and former ballplayer whom Gene Hackman hires as his Hickory High assistant coach, has alienated his son and team member, Everett (Neidorf), with his heavy drinking. An engaging sub-plot in the film, Shooter desperately tries to kick his habit and repair his relationship with Everett.




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"I think you're the greatest, but my dad says you don't work hard enough on defense. And he says that lots of times, you don't even run down court. And that you don't really try . . . except during the playoffs."

"The hell I don't!! *grabs the kid by the shirt* LISTEN KID! I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night. Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.



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Last day for voting ...

Best Performance by an NBA Player in a Leading Role

Ray Allen
He Got Game (1998)
In Allen's first movie he plays Jesus Shuttlesworth, a star high-school recruit. Critic Roger Ebert said Allen "is the rare athlete that can act."

Alex English
Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
English, in his first film role, plays Amazing Grace Smith, who helps bring an end to nuclear proliferation (yes, you read that correctly) through his and a little boy's activism.

Julius Erving
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
Dr. J, in his only starring film role, plays Moses Guthrie, star of the pathetic Pittsburgh Pythons… and the ascendant Pittsburgh Pisces.

Michael Jordan
Space Jam (1996)
MJ plays himself as he helps Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes earn their freedom after they are abducted by nefarious aliens.

Bernard King
Fast Break (1979)
King, in his only starring role, plays Hustler, a small-time pool shark but big-time basketball player who heads West with coach Gabe Kaplan to play college ball.

Gheorghe Muresan
My Giant (1998)
Muresan plays Max, the ward of Romanian monks. Max saves a down-in­-the-dumps movie agent (Billy Crystal) from drowning and the two head back to Hollywood together to make Max a star.

Shaquille O'Neal
Kazaam (1996)
Shaq, in his second foray ("Blue Chips") into screen acting, plays the titular character in a move about a genie. Almost as accomplished a film as "Steel" ...

Dennis Rodman
Double Team (1997)
No, it's not an instructional video on low post defense. Rodman's first starring role teams him with martial arts maestro Jean-Claude Van Damme. Maybe the instructional vid would have been better viewing ...

Jamaal Wilkes
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Wilkes (credited as Keith Wilkes, his birth name) makes his one screen appearance as Nathaniel 'Cornbread' Hamilton, a neighborhood basketball legend who is killed when he is mistaken for a thief.


Best Performance by an NBA Player in a Supporting Role

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Airplane (1980)
It's hard to hide when you're 7-2 (much less fit in a cockpit), but as Roger Murdock -- the co-pilot of the doomed Trans America Airlines flight -- Kareem does a decent job. Until, of course, he's discovered by little Joey Hammen.

Wilt Chamberlain
Conan the Destroyer (1980)
Maybe it wasn't a 100-point performance, but as Bombaata Chamberlain certainly wasn't out-acted by Arnold Schwarzenegger or Grace Jones.

Rick Fox
He Got Game (1998)
Fox plays a college hoopster in this Spike Lee joint. OK, so the role wasn't much of a stretch; but it did get him cast on Oz.

Anfernee Hardaway
Blue Chips (1994)
Penny does a fine job playing a prized college recruit opposite Shaq and Brian Hill ... er, Nick Nolte.

Allan Houston
Black and White (1999)
As Dean Carter, Houston gives an excellent turn as a college hoops star who throws a game for crooked gambler Ben Stiller. Oh, and he gets to make out with Claudia Schiffer.

Darius Miles
The Perfect Score (2004)
In this comedy, Darius plays Desmond, a high-school hoops star in need of a decent SAT score.


Best Basketball Performance by an Actor

Robbie Benson
One On One (1977)
When high-school basketball phenom Henry Steele (Benson) heads off to play for a big-time college program, he is overwhelmed by all the new challenges and demands -- until he meets his attractive new tutor (Annette O'Toole). Benson also co-wrote the screenplay.

Omar Epps
Love & Basketball (2000)
Epps stars as Quincy McCall, the son of a former Clipper with NBA dreams of his own. The film follows his basketball career from high school to USC to Europe, but it's his one-on-one matchups with neighbor and girlfriend Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) that ultimately decide his fate.

Woody Harrelson
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
As Billy Hoyle, Harrelson capitalizes on his white hick facade to hustle the basketball courts of L.A., then teams up with one of his motor-mouthed victims, Sydney Deane (Wesley Snipes) to up the stakes -- and the trash-talk.

Jack Kehoe
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
And you thought Allen Iverson had a high tolerance for pain? As Setshot, Jack Kehoe keeps taking the charge, keeps getting up … and keeps draining shots in the clutch.

Sanaa Lathan
Love & Basketball (2000)
Opposite Epps' Quincy McCall, Lathan is Monica Wright, a fiery tomboy whose basketball path parallels McCall's from childhood. But without the lure of the NBA's riches and fame, her motivation is grounded in a competitive spirit that also leads her to fight for their relationship.

Lil Bow Wow
Like Mike (2002)
Calvin Cambridge (Lil Bow Wow), a 13-year-old living in an orphanage, stumbles into a pair of sneakers that magically give him NBA skills. He then takes to the court, impressing the likes of Jason Kidd and Allen Iverson on his way to gaining a foster father.

Duane Martin
Above the Rim (1994)
Kyle-Lee Watson (Martin) is a brash high-school basketball star struggling to handle his relationships with drug-dealing neighborhood kingpin (Tupac Shakur) and the school security guard (Leon) who has begun dating his mother.

Michael O'Keefe
The Great Santini (1979)
Based on a novel by Pat (The Prince of Tides) Conroy, The Great Santini features Robert Duvall as Bull Meechum, a Marine Corps fighter pilot and strict father. His son, Ben (O'Keefe), rallies his family by standing up to his father in a basketball game, ultimately leading to Bull's redemption.

Wesley Snipes
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
"It's hard work being so pretty!" Loudmouth playground rat Sidney Deane (Snipes) hooks up with con artist Billy Hoyle (Harrelson) to hustle the basketball courts of Southern California.

Maris Valainis
Hoosiers (1986)
The first of only two feature films in which he appeared during his acting career, it was a big one -- Valainis immortalized the role of Jimmy Chitwood, the basketball wunderkind who leads a small-town Indiana high school team to the state championship.

Mark Wahlberg
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Though the film focuses primarily on the coming-of-age story of high-school basketball player Jim Carroll (Leonardo DiCaprio), the real good vibrations on the court come from Wahlberg's Mickey, whose skills beget the film's most realistic sequences.


Best Picture

Blue Chips (1994)
Directed by Oscar-winner (The French Connection) William Friedkin and written by Ron “White Men Can’t Jump” Shelton, Blue Chips stars Nick Nolte as a coach who needs to stretch the rules to stay competitive. Stars then-Magic teammates Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway.

Fast Break (1979)
Gabe Kaplan ("Welcome Back, Kotter") is New York City deli worker David Greene, a hoops freak who lands a coaching job at Cadwalleder College in Nevada. Greene takes four talented, but troubled players West to follow Greene's dream of coaching hoops. NBA great Bernard King also stars.

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
Julius Erving (in his only starring role) is Moses Guthrie, star of the pathetic Pittsburgh Pythons. When an astrologer suggests the Pythons get players born under Guthrie's sign, it's an idea so crazy it just might work. And work it does, as the newly named Pittsburgh Pisces are a sensation.

He Got Game (1998)
Directed by Spike Lee, it stars Denzel Washington as Jake Shuttlesworth, a man in prison for killing his wife. NBA star Ray Allen plays his son, Jesus, a nationally coveted prospect who can’t forgive his father. Talk about recruiting irregularities: If he convinces his son to attend the governor's alma mater, Jake's sentence will be reduced.

Hoop Dreams (1994)
One of the most critically lauded documentaries, sports or otherwise, ever. Director Steve James and Frederick Marx follow two Chicago high school basketball players, William Gates and Arthur Agee, who want to make it big in the NBA.

Hoosiers (1986)
The Rocky of basketball movies is based on the true story of a small town Indiana high school that won a state title over a much bigger city school. Gene Hackman stars as coach Norman Dale. Dennis Hopper earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of alcoholic Wilbur "Shooter" Flatch.

Love & Basketball (2000)
Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps star as lifelong friends and paramours who grow up, learn together and love one another as they both become basketball stars for their high school, college and then professional teams. Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.

One On One (1977)
Robby Benson wrote and starred in the story of a simple-minded small-town basketball star who is overwhelmed by the demands of a big-time university. When asked to relinquish his scholarship, Benson's Henry Steele refuses to give up.

Space Jam (1996)
Starring opposite Bugs Bunny, Michael Jordan is tabbed to save the Looney Tunes gang after they're kidnapped by aliens. Jordan can help Bugs and company earn their freedom by winning a game against the alien Monstars, who have channeled the talents of NBA legends Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing to name a few.

White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Written and directed by Blue Chips-scribe Ron Shelton, White Men takes a look at a pair of basketball con artists played by Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. While the two men make their bones on the playgrounds of L.A., neither makes bones about their inherent distrust of one another.


Special Achievement Citation

Chevy Chase
Fletch (1985)
The Special Achievement Citation is given for an achievement which makes an exceptional contribution to the motion picture for which it was created, but for which there is no award category.

Defined by these guidelines, the first "Gheorgies" Special Achievement Citation recognizes Chevy Chase's performance in 1985's Fletch.

While Fletch isn't about basketball (it's the story of a journalist who often goes undercover for his job, yada, yada, yada…), basketball is key to Fletch's chameleonic character.

* He's turned his living room into a place to play ball, complete with a hoop
* He wears Lakers jerseys, often Magic Johnson's No. 32 ("Kareem's in the wash.")
* He has a team picture of the Lakers in his cube at work
* When he's tired of his job, he thinks of joining the NBA: "I'm sick of this place. I'm going to try out for the Lakers. They need a power forward."

Ah! To dream of playing in the NBA. Who doesn't? But in Fletch, Chase gives us a dream sequence "Worthy" of any in screen history.

Naturally, it includes Chase wearing a Lakers jersey (No. 99 with his last name "Fletcher" on the back), in an Afro ("He's 6-5, but 6-9 with the Afro!" "You know this gritty kid from the streets of Harlem really creates excitement.") and taking a pass from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (a multiple "Gheorghie" nominee) himself.

"Well, Fletch has been great. He's super-strong, really clogs the middle for us, boxes out, gets the bounds...."

Despite Abdul-Jabbar's praise, the late Lakers legend Chick Hearn and his partner Stu Lantz openly wonder if Fletch is really worth $4 million a season.

And if you look closely when Fletch is dribbling near midcourt, you can actually see where the hastily constructed (and scaled down) court cuts off near the center-jump circle.

So, to you Chevy Chase, for making your hoop dreams come true in Fletch, we present you with the first-ever Special Achievement Citation Gheorghie.

Congratulations, Mr. Chase.






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He Got Game, White Men Can't Jump and Space Jam are voted better movies than Hoosiers?

WTF?

I like all the movies, but Hoosiers is regarded as one of the best Sports movies ever, let alone just basketball movies.

Lots of talk on Sports radio this week about whether Miracle is as good as Hoosiers as one of the best of all time...





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And the results are in ...

Best Picture
He Got Game (1998)
Of the 10 films nominated for best picture, the Spike Lee-helmed He Got Game -- starring current Seattle Sonics guard Ray Allen opposite Denzel Washington -- ran away with 32 percent of the votes, nearly doubling those received by second-place White Men Can't Jump (17 percent). Space Jam (15 percent), Hoosiers (14 percent) and Love & Basketball (9 percent) rounded out the top five.

NBA Player in a Leading Role
Ray Allen, He Got Game (1998)
Even more dominant was Allen himself as high-school basketball phenom Jesus Shuttlesworth, grabbing a whopping 61 percent of the votes for best performance by an NBA player in a leading role. With 24 percent, Michael Jordan (playing himself in Space Jam) was the only other nominee to receive more than five.

NBA Player in a Supporting Role
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Airplane (1980)
For his performance as Roger Murdock, the co-pilot of the doomed Trans America Airlines flight, Abdul-Jabbar took 29 percent of the votes, followed by Penny Hardaway for Blue Chips (20 percent) and Darius Miles for The Perfect Score (18 percent).

Best Basketball Performance by an Actor
Wesley Snipes, White Men Can't Jump (1992)
At 29 percent, Snipes narrowly edged his White Men co-star Woody Harrelson (24 percent) in a two-man race for the Gheorghie. The top five were completed by Duane Martin for Above the Rim (12 percent), Omar Epps for Love & Basketball (11 percent) and Lil Bow Wow for Like Mike (11 percent).

Best Cameo by an NBA Player
John Salley, Bad Boys (1995) & Bad Boys II (2003)
Salley's recurring role as an imprisoned computer hacker won him the Gheorghie with 42 percent, doubling up second-place Abdul-Jabbar (21 percent for Game of Death). Jalen Rose (12 percent for Barbershop) was third.

Best Ensemble Cast of NBA Players
Space Jam (1996)
Starring Jordan and featuring nearly 20 different credited NBA players and coaches, Space Jam easily won the Gheorghie for best ensemble with 39 percent. Like Mike (20 percent), He Got Game (17 percent) and Blue Chips (16 percent) were the other notables.

Best Basketball Action
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
White Men took home its second Gheorghie with 33 percent of the vote for best action sequences, topping He Got Game (20 percent) and Above the Rim (18 percent).

Favorite Coach
Gene Hackman, Hoosiers (1986)
Hackman's performance as Hickory High coach Norman Dale catapulted him to an easy Gheorghie win for favorite coach, stockpiling 46 percent of the vote. Whoopi Goldberg (25 percent for Eddie) and Nick Nolte (24 percent for Blue Chips) fought a pitched battle for second place.

Best Girlfriend
Rosie Perez, White Men Can't Jump (1992)
A third Gheorghie goes to White Men Can't Jump, with Rosie Perez taking 31 percent for her role as Harrelson's mouthy girlfriend, Gloria. Rosario Dawson (24 percent for He Got Game) and Sarah Michelle Gellar (18 percent for Harvard Man) completed the top three.

Best Father-Son Scenes
Denzel Washington & Ray Allen, He Got Game (1998)
The most lopsided win (76 percent) of the competition went to Washington and Allen for their portrayals of Jake and Jesus Shuttlesworth, giving He Got Game its third Gheorghie and tying it with White Men Can't Jump for winningest film. Hoosiers' Dennis Hopper and David Neidorf (13 percent) took second.

Oddball Role for a Center
Shaquille O'Neal, Kazaam (1996)
With 27 percent, O'Neal emerged from a tight three-way race to grab the Gheorghie for his role as a genie in Kazaam. He was followed closely by Abdul-Jabbar (24 percent for Game of Death) and Gheorghie himself, Gheorghe Muresan (24 percent for My Giant).

Most Bizarre Basketball Scene
Teen Wolf (1985)
Forty percent of Gheorghie voters agreed that no basketball scene was as bizarre as a running, dunking, no-look-passing werewolf, handing the award to Michael J. Fox and the gang at Beacon Town High School. Ed Norton's ridiculous jam to win a pickup game in American History X (23 percent) was the runner-up.

Best ’70s Basketball Movie
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
As Moses Guthrie, Dr. J. helps Fish (46 percent) cruise to the Gheorghie for top hoops film of the '70s, beating out Fast Break (23 percent), Cornbread, Earl and Me (17 percent) and One On One (14 percent).

Best Old-Old-School Basketball Movie
The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
In a field of just three films, Professor (58 percent) easily beat out Go, Man, Go! (33 percent) and Campus Confessions (9 percent) for Ye Olde Tyme Gheorghie, the best basketball picture of the pre-1970 era.





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    Originally posted by Allesandro
    . Whoopi Goldberg (25 percent for Eddie) and Nick Nolte (24 percent for Blue Chips) fought a pitched battle for second place.


That's just criminal...GEEEEYODDAMMIT!!~~




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