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July 24, 2016
In my opinion, the most gifted basketball players and each position are PG Allen Iverson, SG Michael Jordan, SF Lebron James, PF Shawn Kemp, and C Shaquille O'Neill/Wilt Chamberlain are a draw. Here's a great story about a guy who almost never showed his greatness.
½ May 10, 2016
Another baskeball coming from sports doc legend Steve James, this time focusing on always controversial basketball player Allen Iverson, and an altercation with the law that he had pre draft that would have resulted in up to 15 years in prison and all of the effort his hometown went through to help him be proven innocent, at least within the black community. A two way sports star in both Football and Basketball, you can tell Iverson had a lot of skill, but during a racially charged scuffle at a bowling alley at the age of 17, Iverson allegedly assaulted one of the white kdis involved in said scuffle with a chair which led to several assault charges which led to the conviction. With said events happening at the same time James was shooting his iconic hoop dreams and also the strong connection that it was happening in his hometown, James was drawn to come back to the story at a later date to explore sports stars coming out of Hampton as well as race relations as well which was a very strong boling point here. Quite possibly James' most personal story. A must watch doc for Steve James completists.
August 7, 2014
Good life background on iverson
½ January 3, 2013
You learn a lot about his life and the community he came up from. It wasn't too interesting for me.
October 14, 2012
Interesting documentary on the assault trial of Allen Iverson one of the NBA's most controversial stars of all-time. Before he was even a star at Georgetown Iverson was the center of racial controversy in the small city of Hampton, New Jersey. Tried for an assault on a young white woman during a fight in a bowling alley Iverson was convicted and served his sentence (which many though was to lenient and others too tough) before becoming the star that we remember him as today. Interesting for sports fans but not so much for others.
December 4, 2011
deep, hard story of a very uncomfortable subject. and personal too, that I didn't expect. It's about a white guy trying to understand not just a controversy but what all these 'black person problems' are all about. In a good way. I also loved that the film didn't paint Iverson as some saint. There's a LOT of gray area about the whole case, and by the end no one can really be sure of anything, except that ultimately Iverson's rising star got him both in prison and out by the same coin. His other co-horts... not so lucky.
July 16, 2011
Interesting look into the rise and fall of Allen Iverson in his hometown before his NBA career. His talent made him a local celebrity before he'd even reached college but a brawl in a bowling alley threatened to cut his career painfully short. This doc looks at how his alleged violent attack on a white woman ignited the already-tense race relations in the region. The execution is fairly standard, talking heads with archive film footage, those looking for some sweet Iverson b-ball skilss will be dissapointed, this is not about ahowing his highlight reel. It's more about the politics and social issues in a small corner of America. Its well told so the main thing that affects your enjoyment is how interested you are in the topic. I found it to be a quite balanced view of modern racism (filmed by a white man) that was a little overlong. Still worth watching if you can find it.
½ February 24, 2011
No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (Dir:Steve James) Julgamento de um jogador de basquete revela a hipocrisia racial nos EUA. Bom doc.
½ October 10, 2010
Bra och välgjord sportdokumentär med fokus på rasmotsättningar i USA.
½ July 14, 2010
Reflective and thoughtful analysis of racial tensions in Hampton, VA during Allen Iverson's trial. A great companion piece to Hoop Dreams.
June 27, 2010
I liked this a lot and enjoyed the hints of a conspiracy theory. Explains a ton about Allen.
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