Basketball is Life in Spike Lee’s ‘He Got Game’

Denzel Washington plays a father in search of a second chance in Spike Lee’s ‘He Got Game’

“Since you was born, I’ve been pushin’ tryin’ to make you the best ballplayer that you could possibly be. Tryin’ to make you the ballplayer I never was. I finally came to the realization that I was pushing you further and further away from me.” ~ ‘He Got Game’

I sometimes wonder if Spike Lee knew that He Got Game (1998), a film about the power of basketball, would resonate with a…