Watch ESPN’s ’30 for 30′ Short on Tune Squad vs. Monstars in ‘Space Jam’

By November 12, 2013

Space Jam - Michael Jordan - Monstars

If you’re not a big sports or documentary fan, then you might not know about ESPN’s amazing documentary series 30 for 30. The sports network has aired two volumes of 30 documentary episodes each, some running at feature length, others clocking in at just under an hour. Each episode focuses on a figure or event in the sports world that typically hasn’t gotten much time in the spotlight, and they’re all captivating as hell.

Most of the episodes are available on Netflix Instant, and ESPN also has an online series called 30 for 30 Shorts which takes the same concept but keeps it in short form for those with the attention span of a goldfish. Now Yahoo Screen has taken it upon themselves to deliver a special 30 for 30 Short that focuses on the infamous basketball game between the Tune Squad and the Monstars, a game that Fox Sports correspondent Larry Burnett says, “If you saw it in a movie, you wouldn’t believe it. And it’d be a pretty bad movie, too.” Watch the short right here:


As you can see, real NBA analysts Doug Gottlieb and former players like Greg Anthony and Kurt Rambis get in on the action, making this a truly expert analysis of this iconic game featuring the legendary Michael Jordan. We’re not sure how they scored the guy who wrote Of Monstars And Men: The Space Jam Story, but they must have some pretty serious connections.

All right, if you haven’t guessed already, this is just a comedic short looking at the basketball game from the film Space Jam. But putting it in this context is so damn funny, especially when they start talking about the cartoon antics as reality. It would be great if they did this with other silly sports films from my childhood like The Big Green, The Sandlot, The Mighty Ducks and Little Giants.

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Ethan Anderton
Some of his favorite films include Ghostbusters, The Empire Strikes Back and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, while his favorite TV series include LOST, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live.