The documentary begins with poignant narration on the esoteric nature of the summer league:

“When it was all pick-up, anybody with a ball and a pair of shoes, you could walk up ‘nets, I got winners’ and you were in. Now, you can’t call winners; you’ve got to be ‘invited’ onto the court. In fact, they ain’t even telling you where the game’s being played.”

Upon learning that there’s an hour-long AAU documentary, most basketball fans will be searching for the 1 channel and putlocker versions online; I’ll bashfully admit that they’re not out there. I rented the elusive doc on Amazon, and after 30 minutes of Silverlight plug-in drama, the scene opened to a street court in Compton. Read More…

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