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Media Review: Basketball or Nothing

 

Last updated 4/8/2020 at 2:37pm

Netflix

There's not much to do in Chinle, Arizona besides play basketball or do drugs. Everyone in town knows where to find the purveyors of both activities; in an early scene in Basketball or Nothing, Chinle High School Athletic Director Shaun Martin shows us the overpass under which the meth heads like to hang out, and the stakes are crystal clear. The Chinle boys' basketball team doesn't just provide an outlet for this small group of high schoolers, it's an alternative to despair for the whole town-something to root for, to hope for, to support and encourage. Superfan Mo Draper, for example, has...



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