High School

High School

With many spending much more time at home than usual, we at NBC Sports Washington decided it was a good time to catch up on sports movies that some of us have somehow missed. DC Sports Live's Alexa Shaw finally watched Space Jam last week for the first time. This time she gets to review Coach Carter, another movie so good that you can binge watch it and it never gets old 


Coach Carter  

Quick summary: 

Coach Ken Carter – played by Samuel L. Jackson - returns to coach basketball at his alma mater, Richmond High School. Determined to turn around the basketball program while also improving his players’ lives outside the game, Coach Carter makes headlines after suspending his undefeated team for poor academics. Coach Carter combats the low expectations put on youth in the inner city. This movie will bring you laughter AND tears It features Ashanti, Rob Brown and a young Channing Tatum. There’s plenty of “that guy!” moments from this 2005 movie. Coach Carter combats the low expectations put on youth in the inner city. It’s an inspiring film. But it is also not a typical sports movie where winning the big game is what matters most. Coach Carter takes a different path.  

Favorite quote  

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world…We are all meant to shine” 


Best part/worst part 

Best part is seeing the kids succeed in spite of all the obstacles they face in their daily lives. The worst part is watching them come up just short. You will feel connected to the characters and feel their emotions.  

Recommendation scale (1-5):

4.8. It’s an inspirational movie with memorable characters and a realistic ending.  

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