Back to the Nevada Wolfpack Newsfeed

'White Men Can't Jump' at 30: Sneakers, bets and stories from an all-time sports movie

The movie "White Men Can't Jump" was released 30 years ago. Yes, 30 years.

The 1992 movie starred Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes and Rosie Perez. It's about street basketball and hustling in Venice Beach and Crenshaw in Los Angeles. The late critic Roger Ebert said it was "not simply a basketball movie." It went on to become one of the most beloved sports movies ever.

Director Ron Shelton had sports-movie chops. Prior to "White Men Can't Jump," he wrote and directed "Bull Durham," a movie for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for best original screenplay.