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Basketball is Fun

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The title of our new short Basketball Is Fun comes off a little desperate. Basketball Is Fun! Everyone should hang out with Basketball! Basketball’s mom thinks Basketball is really cool, no matter what the kids at school say!

But the title makes sense as a sales pitch when you realize this film was made roughly 10 minutes after the invention of basketball. On an endless field of black & white asphalt, young boys with letters on their jerseys instead of numbers try to understand wild new concepts like “passing.” The concept of “actually making a shot” apparently hadn’t arrived yet, though. Basically, these kids suck at basketball.

Before man could run, he had to learn how to dribble. Join Mike, Kevin and Bill for a sports film from the dawn of time, Basketball Is Fun


Written by Mike Nelson, Conor Lastowka, and Sean Thomason


Digital HD Video file formats

Legacy devices (41.21 MB)
Low (69.06 MB)
Medium (125.18 MB)
High (TV) 480p (201.54 MB)
HD Low 720p (127.57 MB)
HD Medium 720p (202.31 MB)
HD High 1080p (1.12 GB)

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RiffMeter rating

Average: 9.4 (39 votes)

Content Rating


Movie Decade

Release date

November 27, 2021


10 minutes