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    7 Comments     Monday, March 17th, 2008

    Black Balled

    The four-hour documentary Black Magic, airs the second of its two parts tonight on ESPN.

    Awarding winning filmmaker Dan Klores (The Boys of Second Street Park) tells the rich history of African-Americans and the game of basketball. From the days when black players could only play at Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) to the desegregation of the NBA, Black Magic is the most important basketball documentary since Hoop Dreams.

    On Sunday night, the first part of the two-part documentary aired commercial free on ESPN. Tune in tonight for the second half of the documentary, and learn the history of America’s game. Black Magic is narrated by Wynton Marsalis and Samuel L. Jackson.

    Check out Black Magic‘s co-producer Earl “The Pearl” Monroe and Dan Klores discuss the film

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    7 Responses to “Black Balled”

    03.17.08 at 6:05 pm

    aaron pearson says:
    big ups to espn for the documentary i watched it and didnt blink it was very insightgful and educational

    03.19.08 at 12:14 am

    John Austin TX Personal trainer says:
    The documentary Black Magic is some more memorable TV I have ever watched. It was powerful stuff – beautiful, poignant, eye-opening, and bittersweet. I wanted to learn more. Ben Jobe, “Big House” Gaines ,Coach McLendon, and Bob Love alone could have been the subject of their own documentaries. Their quiet dignity is in stark contrast to the large egos of today’s athlete.

    03.22.08 at 2:55 pm

    Chris D says:
    I watched the second part. It was well done and educational.

    03.26.08 at 6:22 pm

    jojochicago says:
    THis was a great Doc! I loved it and it showed and proved some stuff that one will have no idea about! McClendon learned from the inventor of babsketball! wouldn’t be denied! He cereated the Fast Break! DAM! and to see that Avery Johnson is the grandson of that bball lineage is incredible!

    05.8.08 at 5:05 am

    Rama22 says:
    From the days when black players could only play at Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) to the desegregation of the NBA, (Hoop Dreams),4eva.

    10.17.08 at 5:39 pm

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    The Streets Don’t Lie Through mismanagement and inexperience eBay has eroded the trust of millions and the publishers in the ePN program. Read this forum post about how John Donahoe and Steve Hartman are quickly becoming the laughing stock of the affiliate marketing commun…

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