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Basketball or Nothing 

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the lives of the Chinle High School boys' basketball team based on the Navajo Nation reservation in Arizona.
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As their pursuit of a state championship captivates the Chinle community, the team's seniors start to ponder life after high school.


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For a team and an entire community on the Navajo Nation Reservation, the sport of basketball is much more than just a game. It unites a town and is the main source of entertainment in a remote part of northeast Arizona. It acts as a medicine for an area that's plagued by high alcohol, drug and suicide rates. Basketball provides an outlet for teenagers who are battling hardships at home and it offers an opportunity for players to leave the "Rez" and help their families. In Chinle, Arizona, it's Basketball or Nothing.

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2 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Can't wait to watch this again
6 August 2019 | by bclynch-20783See all my reviews

Reality shows aren't my thing, and I'm not into basketball. But I checked out this series because I have fond memories of visiting the Navajo Nation 30 years ago. Turns out you don't have to like basketball to enjoy this show - I think everybody would enjoy it. The quiet, mild-mannered coach, with his impeccable manners, is actually an unstoppable force and by the last episode you wish you could drive to Arizona just to meet this guy in person. And it's fun watching the Navajo kids, because typical of their culture, they're also very polite, even while playing an astonishing game of basketball. I mean, you just love these kids...you'll start to feel like they're your own family. You get taken into another world, and it's a world you may not want to leave. I'll watch this again; it was outstanding!!


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