Jump Shot

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"Jumpshot" uncovers the inspiring true story of Kenny Sailors, the proclaimed developer of the modern day jump shot in basketball, and how the zenith of our lives doesn't end in our athletic prime. Introducing this never before seen "leaping one-hander" to the masses on a national level Kenny quickly grew to be a fan favorite while leading his Wyoming Cowboys to the Collegiate National Championship in Madison Square Garden in the 1943. But after playing on several losing teams in an unstable, emerging league now known as the NBA, Kenny disappeared into the Alaskan wilderness only to be forgotten by the sport he helped pioneer. Now, nearly sixty years later, the multitude of people he has touched along the way have forced Kenny's humble reemergence. This film will follow Kenny's supporters' ongoing efforts to not only get him in recognized in the Naismith Hall of Fame, but also, to uncover the man behind the shot and why the sport he helped define never defined him. Featuring Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki, Jay Bilas, Clark Kellogg, Bob Knight, Lou Carneseca, Kiki Vandeweghe, Nancy Lieberman, Chip Engelland, Tim Legler, Fennis Dembo, David Goldberg and a host of other basketball and sport legends!


Critic Reviews for Jump Shot

All Critics (6) | Fresh (6)

  • Hamilton does a great job not only educating us about Kenny's impact on basketball and his career, but also gives us a window into what kind of man he was.

    Mar 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Jumpshot: The Kenny Sailors Story uncovers two facts that's long been apparent: Kenny Sailors invented the modern jumpshot and he was a singular and amazing man.

    Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • [Kenny Sailors] deep love of his sport helps to make the film accessible even to those whose knowledge of it is limited. For basketball fans, the film is a must.

    Mar 13, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Jumpshot is a love letter from Steph Curry, the State of Wyoming and all those players yet to come who will now know the origin of the greatest move to ever be introduced to the game of basketball.

    Mar 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • With archival footage from college basketball games in the 1940s and pro ball in the 1950s, Hamilton illustrates how much Sailors seemed like a time traveler from the future.

    Mar 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Jump Shot doesn't only introduce Kenny Sailors to younger generations but makes an argument for his inclusion in Springfield sooner rather than later.

    Mar 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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