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Fathers of the Sport2008

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  • 3.0
FATHERS OF THE SPORT is a feature documentary which uncovers the colorful and compelling history of legendary playground basketball. Produced by Providence Films and directed by Xavier "X" Mitchell, it will chronicle the history and lives of the many "legends" and unsung heroes who dominated playground basketball courts of New York, Philadelphia and Chicago in the early years and consequently turned it into the multi-billion dollar spectator-sport it is today. With images, music and footage from the '60s and '70s, FATHERS OF THE SPORT tells the story of an American social culture embedded with racism, war, oppression and poverty where these asphalt warriors escaped and rose above it all with a mutual love and respect for the game that many feel has been lost on today's players.

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From Naismith to Rucker with absolutely nothing in between, so it's very parochial, but unless you already know about Rucker (which i do, but non-basketball junkies won't) it is a fascinating excursion into a remarkable parallel world to the NBA, ome with symbiotic ties.

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