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"The subtitle says it all: 'The greatest basketball team you never heard of.' Their actual name was the Harlem Renaissance, but they were known to their many fans and admirers as the Rens. To understand their significance, and the history they made (much of it lost or forgotten) you have to understand the broader picture of race in America during the first half of the 20th century, and the unique culture of Harlem. To do this, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales corralled the most impressive, diverse and in some cases surprising array of interview subjects imaginable, including Maya Angelou, Dr. Cornel West, Bill Russell, Charles Barkley, Wynton Marsalis, Bob Costas, the late John Wooden, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Julius Erving, Jerry West, and Herbie Hancock, to name just a few! They all make significant, even eloquent, contributions to the story of a remarkable group of men who comprised the first all-black professional basketball team in America."
—Leonard Maltin, Film CriticNote: International Orders Now Available. Choose USPS International Shipping MethodIncludes:
OSG Widescreen DVD
OSG 18 x 24 Movie Poster
OSG DVD Info:
• 75 Minutes
PLUS OVER 40 MINUTES OF DVD BONUS MATERIAL
• Never before-seen footage of basketball legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Jerry West, Jerry Reinsdorf and Marques Haynes discussing the history of the game
• Additional interviews with screen, music and sports icons
• Unreleased music singles from Chuck D (Public Enemy) and Umar Bin Hassan (The Last Poets)
• Music video of Chuck D's song,"Championship Season"OSG 18 x 24 Movie Poster Info:
On the Shoulders of Giants 18x24 Film Poster by Bua (unsigned).