Find Your Next Favorite Book
Our Money-Back Guarantee

On the Shoulders of Giants ()

directed by
featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jamie Foxx, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson

This documentary, co-written by basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, tells the story of a black professional basketball team known as the New York Renaissance Big Five, shortened to the New York City Rens by all who knew and loved them. Decades before the civil rights movement, this squad overcame racism and financial troubles to become the first black team to capture a national title in their sport. Although society kept them from competing officially against professional white teams for an extended period of time, they did manage to arrange a famous exhibition match against the recognized national powerhouse of that era. The filmmakers use archival footage, interviews with historians, and reenactments in order to share this inspiring sociological and sports story. Perry Seibert, Rovi Hide synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $87.89

Change currency
  • 1. DVD, Iconomy, 2012


    Add to Cart


    Ships from:
    GA, USA

    Description: Fair. 037117028832 This item is pre-owned-acceptable condition...

    Show details

Reviews of On the Shoulders of Giants

Write this item's first Alibris review Review it now

Discussions about On the Shoulders of Giants

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Subjects related to On the Shoulders of Giants

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!