When They Were Young
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Every NBA star can tell you exactly how they felt on the day they were drafted. It’s a time of anticipation and excitement as they are about to fulfill their ultimate dream: joining the NBA elite! Some, like Shaquille O’Neal, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan, have had hall of fame careers. Others such as LeBron James, Dwight Howard and Chris Paul are still writing their own legends. Each player has etched a unique path to stardom, but how did it all begin? In this action-packed program, the NBA takes you back in time, with rare high school and even youth basketball footage of some of your favorite superstars. Go behind the scenes to draft day and watch all-time greats like Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade immediately electrify fans – and learn some hard lessons along the way that helped them become the incredible players they are today.
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Following James I felt like this film captured what it must have felt like being people in each particular state seeing some high schooler or college athlete starting to get big. I can remember all the buzz and excitement for James even living on the opposite side of the state. This put me in a perspective of a Pennsylvania native watching Kobe rise up for example. To me this was the "fun" part of the experience.
If you are a fan of 30 for 30 and curious about a cast of amazing basketball super stars this is a great watch. Pacing is good, information is higher level but a bit of weight. At around 60 minutes this was a fun way to unwind after work and get some chores around the house done while still retaining the meat of the story.
My 4 stars is based on wanting to know more about some mentions including Carmelo Anthony. Felt like they did to quick of an introduction and didn't provide enough of where the players were at the time of filming. Along with that maybe it boils down to too many players were introduced, perhaps paring down the number subjects would have been more beneficial.