This is the true story of the mythical basketball legend from Watts, California, who many say was blackballed from the NBA as a rookie in the early 1970s following an ugly contract dispute with the Philadelphia 76ers. The film features exclusively uncovered archival footage dating back over 50 years, along with a deep array of over 45 raw and candid interviews that tell the incredibly heartbreaking tale of a once-in-a-generation talent who was shunned by a game he was destined to dominate. The film takes the viewer on an emotional ride through one of the sport’s most incredible personal journeys of all time. Steeped in the unique history and imagery of south-central Los Angeles and the tumultuous civil rights movement of the late 60s and early 70s, this story offers an individual reflection on the racial justice movement happening today in sports and American society.
Length: 83 mins.
Director: Ryan Matthew Polomski (website)
Producer(s): Ryan Matthew Polomski