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Fathers of the Sport

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  • Actors: Wilt Chamberlin, Joe Jellybean Bryaht, Julius Dr. J Erving, Hawthorne Wingo, Richard Pee Wee Kirkland
  • Directors: Xavier Mitchell
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Hannover House
  • DVD Release Date: February 5, 2013
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B00A422ABG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,496 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Fathers of the Sport chronicles the history and origins of professional basketball in America, rising from the inner citites to international sports fame. The early 1960's were tough times in America, especially for many inner city atheletes of color facing racism, war, oppression, and poverty. The asphalt courts of city playgrounds became an incubator for basketball talent, and grew into a highly popular and watched spectator sport. From Rucker Park to the Baker League and beyond, these legendary player's courage, fire, and on-court determination helped turn the growing enthusiasm for basketball into a major sports industry and ultimately into the National Basketball Association. Produced with the participation of basketball legends such as Joe Jellybean Bryant, Lucien Allen, and other basketball royalty, this film is the most historically honest account of the origin and history of playground basketball in the pre-NBA era. Produced by Providence Films and directed by Xavier Mitchell.

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As a "Mother of the Sport" and a fan of the game, I felt the "Fathers of the Sport" film really captured the truth and dispelled the myths about the real basketball legends. Not only was the film educational and thought provoking, Xavier "X" Mitchell(the director)captured the pure essence of the game and its orgins. In addition, the film included credible interviews of legends like Julius "Dr. J" Erving and Joe "Jellybean" Bryant. All mothers of aspiring athletes should show this film to their children!! Great peace of history captured!

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