Jump Shot uncovers the inspiring true story of Kenny Sailors, the proclaimed developer of the modern day jump shot in basketball. He defined the game, but only now is he ready to share his thoughts on why the game never defined him.

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Jacob Hamilton

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Jacob Hamilton, Thaddeus D. Matula (story consultant)
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Credited cast:
Kenny Sailors ... Self
Stephen Curry ... Self
Kevin Durant ... Self
Dirk Nowitzki ... Self
Bobby Knight ... Self
Jay Bilas Jay Bilas ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brad Botkin Brad Botkin ... Self
Jim Brandenburg Jim Brandenburg ... Self
Lou Carnesecca Lou Carnesecca ... Self
Albert Chen Albert Chen ... Self
John Christgau John Christgau ... Self
Fennis Dembo Fennis Dembo ... Self
Chip Engelland Chip Engelland ... Self
Jon Fish Jon Fish ... Self
Jud Heathcote Jud Heathcote ... Self
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Jump Shot uncovers the inspiring true story of Kenny Sailors, the proclaimed developer of the modern day jump shot in basketball. He defined the game, but only now is he ready to share his thoughts on why the game never defined him.

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An Inspiring Tale On and Off the Court
19 June 2020 | by erice-51067See all my reviews

"Take away the business, the media, the hype around the game. If you want to see pure love, look at Kenny." Kevin Durant's view of the subject of "Jump Shot" captures well the spirit of the documentary and the man at its center - a humble, unlikely star who saw basketball more as a means to connect with and help others than a path to fame.

Using artful and original story-telling techniques, director Jacob Hamilton and his team craft a powerful retelling of the story of one of basketball's most influential players who, until now, has been too often forgotten. Sailors is an easily-likable subject and his inspiring story goes far beyond the court, leaving the viewer fulfilled in more than just learning who introduced the jump shot. This documentary is one to cheer for.


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USA

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English

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26 October 2020 (UK) See more »

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Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story See more »

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