Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story

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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!

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  • Jump Shot offers us an engaging glimpse at a largely forgotten piece of sports history. The story of Kenny Sailors, both as a ballplayer and as a man, is one that deserves to be told.

    April 20, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This story, about a genuinely good man, is the perfect film for a sports-starved audiences during the quarantine.

    April 20, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Jump Shot is an important basketball history lesson, shining a light on one of the game's unsung heroes who deserves more recognition.

    April 17, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It is a love story, and it is a story of a quality we do not see very often, decency.

    April 17, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • More than just a simple sports documentary, "Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story" is a revealing, heartwarming look at a man who lived fully and unapologetically for others...

    April 12, 2020 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    March 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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