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ESPN Films 30 for 30: Without Bias

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When rising superstar Len Bias dropped dead two days after being selected as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft, he forever altered our perception of casual drug use and became the tipping point of America's drug crisis in the mid-80s. Future generations continue to face the harsh punishment of drug policies that were influenced by the public outcry after his heartbreaking death. Instead of becoming an NBA star, he became a one-man deterrent, the athlete who reminded everyone just how dangerous drug use can be.
More than two decades later, his tragic death still leaves more questions than answers. How could a University of Maryland superstar and Boston Celtics' lottery pick be derailed by a cocaine binge? In the most ambitious, comprehensive and uncompromising account of Bias' life and death ever captured on film, up-and-coming director Kirk Fraser interviews Bias' closest teammates, friends and family in an effort to determine exactly what happened on that fateful night.
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  • Directors: Kirk Frasier
  • Writers: ESPN
  • Producers: Team Marketing
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Team Marketing
  • DVD Release Date: March 18, 2010
  • Run Time: 52 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0039YAL80
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,604 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By G. Williams on March 14, 2010
Wow!!
What if this tragedy never happened? I ask myself that every so often when his name comes up. Would the "Air Bias" have been the shoe of choice??
I remember watching this guy play. He was incredible. He was unstoppable. No one really had an answer for him in the college game. You just kinda hoped that he would have "off" games. He was truly a man amongst boys in college.
I watched the draft, and being a Lakers fan, I hated that Boston was able to get Bias. I later felt terrible when i found out he died. I dont remember if I cried when it happened, but after watching this film, I almost did as it brought up those old feelings as a youngster.
This film was very well done. I enjoyed looking back at such a sad event, and even learned some things that I never knew about the situation. After watching this, I think you too will wonder to yourself...... what if.
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Reading the other reviews, everyone is writing about what a tremendous loss the death of Len Bias was (which, of course, it was). No one has mentioned what a wonderful documentary this is. The film has basically two parts: 1) Len Bias' history / events leading up to his death, and 2) the aftermath of his death. This film is very detailed in terms of who was with Bias and what they were doing the night he died. Many people are interviewed for this documentary, including friends and family to get a complete understanding of what went on before and after he died. You will not be sorry if you buy this DVD.
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In this film, Michael Wilbon notes that many of Len Bias' generation can remember exactly where they were the day that he died. That is totally true, and I remember exactly where I was: at my student job on campus. When one of my colleagues came into work and told us the news, you could have knocked us over with a feather. When the news came out about his drug use, we couldn't have been more shocked. This was a man destined for greatness, who had superstar status but was simply a nice guy who loved his family, friends and basketball. I loved the footage of all of his skills, and the many interviews with not only his family and friends, but journalists, sportscasters and news anchors that covered the story. He would have been a legend, and he is missed to this day. Great DVD!
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For those either too young to remember, or blinded by the corporate light of his 'Airness', this documentary chronicles a sad 'what could have been'. Leonard Kevin Bias was a hoop phenomenon matched in his tragedy only by that of Eric 'Hank' Gathers. When I think of how the arc of play in the NBA would have changed with these two...I can only say, 'dang...' Len was a force and I, for one, feel that we would not think of Michael Jordan, the way we do, if fate had dealt Len's hand differently.

Boston would have competed for at least 3-5 more championships with Len. Both Bird and McHale would not have had to play the extended minutes they did, and there would have also been tougher matchups for LA, Detroit and Chicago with him in their rotation.

As far as championships go...LA probably wouldn't have won back to back in 1987-88, Detroit either in 1989-90. And Chicago would not have won 3 in a row in 1991-93. That's a lot of history to have had an effect on, but Len was just that good.

Magic, Isiah and Jordan should all place a dozen red roses on his grave every June 19th, just out of respect.
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In the Baltimore area, the college basketball rooting interest of many are the Maryland Terrapins. I grew up in Baltimore and remember watching Len Bias play. This documentary does a great job of illustrating just how impactful and dominating he was at the time. He was Maryland basketball-and if he played well (and he consistently did), Maryland usually won--he carried the team and made everyone around him better. I remember thinking after the Boston Celtics drafted him just how great they would be--possibly unstoppable.

What a shock it was to hear about his death--it seemed so sudden and surreal at the time--and at the time his death was shrouded in mystery as the details were not readily forthcoming in the media. This DVD sheds light on the circumstances, details and information regarding his death.

I manage an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center in Baltimore, Maryland. I am very surprised that many of our clients (most in the 18 - 30 age range) have no idea who Len Bias is or was...I purchased this DVD to show to the clients I serve...hopefully it will help teach the dangers of drugs through the story of Bias' life and tragic death...No one is totally immune to the dangers of substances--no matter how talented one might be. If showing this DVD helps even one person change their path from drug use to sobriety then it will be well worth it. Thanks for reading...
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I was at University of Maryland when he was there though I didn't know him personally.
I was so happy when he got drafted. I think he would have rivaled Michael Jordan.
The movie is rather well done. It takes you through the chain of events. I like
the old clips of him. I've seen his gravesite which is next to his brother because he
is near my family. I noticed it because one day there was this pair of tennis shoes on
the grave so I came over to take a look and it was him! Nice.
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