The 30 Best '30 for 30' Films

As ESPN's groundbreaking series celebrates its fifth anniversary, we pick our favorite films: tales of triumph, tragedy and (of course) 'The U'

'Broke' (Dir. Billy Corben)
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17. 'Broke' (Dir. Billy Corben)

For all the grumbling about how much money professional athletes get paid, many pull down relatively small salaries when taking into account their agents, publicists, assistants, taxes. . .and the shortness of their careers. The enlightening Broke examines how easily fortunes can disappear, especially when they're being wielded by shortsighted youngsters who assume that the millions are going to keep flowing in for the rest of their lives.

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