|Documentary highlights basketball history|
|Basketball Stories is a 30-minute documentary by filmmaker Doug Harris that was compiled from excerpts of three popular hoop films he produced that chronicle and preserve the rich history of some of the Bay Area's greatest basketball legends.
The compilation's first segment includes BOUNCE: The Don Barksdale Story, an award winning film that profiles the pro career of this legendary player who became the NBA's first black All Star. Don Barksdale is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The film next highlights the excitement, pageantry and legacy of Northern California high school basketball through the Tournament of Champions, a documentary about the history of the annual post season tournament that features profiles of the region's all time greatest players, coaches and teams.
The film's last segment features Basketball Guru: The Pete Newell Story, a historic documentary about the coach who had the single biggest impact on the sport over the span of seven decades. The excerpt highlights general manager Pete Newell's involvement in one of the biggest NBA trades of all time which brought Kareem Abdul Jabbar to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1970s, ushering in SHOWTIME.