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Fathers of the Sport (2008)

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.




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Credited cast:
Wilt Chamberlain ...
Himself (archive footage)
Jackie Jackson ...
Pee Wee Kirkland ...


Fathers of the Sport is a Feature Documentary which uncovers the colorful and compelling history of legendary playground basketball. It chronicles the history and lives of the many "legends" and unsung heroes who dominated playground basketball courts of New York, Philadelphia, DC, Los Angeles, Chicago and more in the early years and consequently turned it into the multi-billion dollar spectator sport it is today. Fathers Of The Sport will refer to the heartfelt devotion of sport displayed by players of yesterday compared to today's star driven talented young players. Their talents and skills made them aspire to become some of the most recognized and influential basketball players ever. In return for their contributions, Fathers of the Sport will enlighten the world to the game's legendary origins in playground basketball which transcended onto the courts of the NBA and into the hearts and lives of an infinite number of fans. Schooled on urban courts across America, self-trained ... Written by jerry takon

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13 March 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was disappointed. I heard nothing of Earl the goat and the games he played there. After the movie rebound, I was a fan of the street game. It would have been good to see Kareem or Hawkins talk about street games and the other NBA players that play in these games, present day also.It was great to see guys doing something for the streets and to see the need of the street game to keep people off the streets. Wish they would have went into more of what happened in their lives and what they got out of it. I will say that this was very well put together, great to see DR. J but there are so many better cuts they could have used to display his talent. In closing, I just felt there was so much more depth of the game that was missed.

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