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Doc of the Day: On the Shoulders of Giants Review - Dan Schindel
It’s the story of the greatest basketball team you’ve never heard about. They broke boundaries and blazed trails, but were forgotten. Day Six of Black History Week. Poster courtesy of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's website. Dir. Deborah Morales, 2011, 75 min It’s surreal to discover tiny pockets of history you never even considered before. Every child in school learns about the tribulations of Jackie Robinson, but I never learned anything about how professional basketball was segregated until the 1950’s. It’s one of those things that’s thrown me for a loop, even though it makes perfect sense, simply because I’d never ...