Slam Dunk, Rookies Recommendations
Both are sports series that track the passion-fueled progress of an up-and-coming team with delinquent tendencies, with more than their fair share of humour and awesomeness. In a vaguer kind of way, they both have the same reader-involving '90s Shonen Jump vibe that makes a series unforgettable.
Both are sports manga, the first one treats baseball and the other basketball.
Both are slow paced and leave you a similar feeling.
Slam Dunk and Rookies have many things in common. They are both sports manga which show teamspirit is important and have the motto 'One for All'.
The protagonists don't start of as smart sportsmen but develop into them. eg. Sakuragi shows phenomenal development in SD while the whole Nikogaku team goes from being delinquents to spirited baseball players.
Even if you don't know anything about sports you will be able to enjoy these series. Both manga maintain a balance between the wonderfully presented games and the emotional aspect, ie. the players' dreams.