Video: Space Jam re-imagined as a fake 30 for 30 documentary is brilliant
This just might be the best (fake) sports documentary ever made.
If you’re a sports fan and not already familiar with the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary series, then, well, you should be as they include by far and away some of the best sports documentaries ever made, including, for example, The Two Escobars, The U and June 17, 1994.
Because of the quality of some of those documentaries, it seems almost sacreligious to use the format for something as ridiculous as Space Jam, the 1996 movie that saw Michael Jordan join a team of cartoon characters to form a basketball team called the Tune squad to take on a team of evil aliens called the Monstars, who had stolen the talent of some of the biggest names in the NBA to use to their advantage.
The folks at Yahoo Sketchy, however, cobbled together some pretty big names from the basketball world to imagine the movie as a 30 for 30 documentary and somehow, it works, with contributions from former NBA stars Greg Anthony and Kurt Rambis and Tune Squad player Daffy Duck amongst others and the killer line: “If you saw it in a movie, you wouldn’t believe it! And it would be a pretty bad movie, too.”
Great, just great.