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Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story (2016)

Narrated by Public Enemy's Chuck D, the documentary traverses Haywood's life from his humble beginnings in Mississippi raised by a single mother to his induction into the NBA Hall of Fame. ... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Spirit

Writers:

Kim Clemmons, Paul Ellison (story editor)
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Credited cast:
Spencer Haywood Spencer Haywood ... Self
Chuck D ... Narrator
Harry Edwards ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Althea Aubrey Althea Aubrey ... Recreation Talent
Perry Aubrey Perry Aubrey ... Recreation Talent
Charles Barkley ... Self
Dave Bing Dave Bing ... Self
Janet Bobby Janet Bobby ... Self
Leonard Boss Leonard Boss ... Self
Bill Bradley Bill Bradley ... Self
Wiley Davis Wiley Davis ... Self
Kevin Garnett ... Self
Johan Gonzalez Johan Gonzalez ... Recreation Talent
Leroy Haywood Leroy Haywood ... Self
Linda Haywood Linda Haywood ... Self
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Narrated by Public Enemy's Chuck D, the documentary traverses Haywood's life from his humble beginnings in Mississippi raised by a single mother to his induction into the NBA Hall of Fame. Basketball provided him a way out and in foregoing college to play hoops, he irrevocably changed the rules of how the game was played from the very top echelons of the NBA. As a 20-year old former Olympian, Haywood sue the NBA for the right to turn pro without finishing college. The case went to the Supreme Court and in 1971, the Court's decided in favor of Haywood. Subsequently, the decision abolished the NBA's mandatory draft eligibility requirement of four years of college. The ruling paved the way for today's NBA's superstars like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Garnett to bypass college and play in NBA teams right out of high school.

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A Court Battle of Epic Proportions

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Silver City, Mississippi, USA See more »

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