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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Presents: On The Shoulders Of Giants

4.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBAas All-Time Leading Scorer and NY Times best-selling author, invites us to witness the Harlem Renaissance as he shares his lifelong passion for the legends that inspired him to greatness. Go back with Kareem to a time when jazz was Harlemas soul and basketball was its heartbeat. And while youare there, let him introduce you to the greatest basketball team you never heard of.

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  • Actors: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Spike Lee, Jamie Foxx, Sammuel L. Jackson, Maya Angelou
  • Directors: Deborah Morales
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Iconomy
  • DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005TTEFUI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,130 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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A marvelous documentary, even if you are not a sport enthusiast. The story of the Harlem Rennaisance Negro Basketball team is an under shared historical event in this nations evolution. I really liked that some of the original team players were able to share their experiences. Kareem Abdul Jabbar absolutely deserves high praise for bridging the gap between today's basketball greats and the evolution of Basketball from the time of the Harlem Rennaisance. Who knew that the ever popular Harlem Globetrotters were not from Harlem,but from Chicago Illinois? This documentary also interweaves some great jazz music from the 1930s Harlem Rennaisance period. Bravo!
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As someone who was born and raised in NYC (and continues to have a love affair with all things related to NY sports), I loved watching this documentary. I was particularly taken with the historical aspects. As a side note, prior to my departure from NYC, I actually worked with Mr. John Isaacs (who is prominently featured in this documentary) at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx. He had a quiet calm about him that had many vying for his time and attention as he recounted stories of the Rens. While it has been more than fifteen years since last I visited that Boys & Girls Club, I'm certain that his presence was felt and will always be missed...
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Not only a great story on the origins of blacks in basketball, but a great historical lesson as well. It's great how they mixed the old school with new school and had commentary from current ball players.
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This DVD should be a must see for every NBA player! We often forget the people who paved the way for one of the world's most entertaining sports, professional basketball. It's hard to believe that a group of people were not allowed to compete in the NBA because of their race. This DVD tells the story of some of these men and their struggle to participate in the Association. The DVD does not "preach", it lets the events tell the story. Totally enjoyable. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar does a magnificant job as story teller and narrator.
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I just saw this documentary on the tv and it really was excellent. Not only is the story a fascinating and important one, but visually it also was really well done. Colorful,with creative use of animation, and an excellent soundtrack. The interviews with current and past basketball stars were both informative and humorous. The segment at the very beginning that included Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Bill Russell, and Jerry West had me laughing out loud. Russell was so funny.Now I know about the Rens, a black basketball team I had never heard fo yesterday. This should be shown in schools as it teaches history in an entertaining fashion. hats off to Kareem for a job well done!!
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I found this movie to be very entertaining, but more importantly educational. Kareem did and outstanding job with the story line utilizing interviews, still photos, film footage and of course the musical score. The movie is well worth the watch If your a fan of basketball or just a fan of history.
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We thoroughly enjoyed watching this documentary about the amazing accomplishments and historical significance of The Harlem Rems. I suspect that too few New Yorkers are aware that the Renaissance team were the world champions. The fact that they actually beat the more commonly known Globe Trotters, in addition to every other team in a then segregated league must have presented challenges that modern day teams would likely struggle to appreciate in our highly televised, highly advertised and highly compensated 21st Century league. Kudos to Kareem Abdul Jabbar and the numerous other participants in their efforts to bring such a highly informative and quality production to television, particularly during Black History Month.
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DVD arrived in time as the perfect Christmas gift to my 11 year old twin god grandsons. This piece is creative and compelling. Mr. Abdul-Jabbar's presentation of this obscure slice of history is thoroughly engaging for any age.
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