The Sports Guy's Top Sports Movies: No. 11

With the death of Pat Morita, Bill Simmons remembers the "Karate Kid" trilogy and names his No. 11 greatest sports movie.

Updated: December 9, 2005, 11:08 AM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Note to reader: I wrote the first version of this column on Aug. 30, 2002, well before I launched the "Best Sports Movies" series in 2004. On the heels of Pat Morita's emotional death, I'm updating that column with a few extra jokes and comments -- after all, I've probably watched it another 10 times since then -- then ranking it in the Top 73 once and for all. Mr. Miyagi, rest in peace. Ay.

Webster's definition for a trilogy: "A series of three dramas or literary works or sometimes ...

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