I couldn't believe I didn't know about this story. I have been avid basketball fan for 40 years. It's a great story told very well. I liked how the film was shot and kudos to cinematographer. You will be entertained and better for knowing this story. Swear really was an Iconoclast and has gotten very little play for his play, if you will. I hope this kovie brings his feats, play and wisdom to the fore front. The film really keeps you entertained with some drama and lighthearted moments. I have seen other Martin guigui. The director of the movie, other films and he has a unique style of developing a story. You won't be disappointed.
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Hall of Famer, Nat 'Sweetwater' Clifton, makes history as the first African American to sign an NBA contract, forever changing how the game of basketball is played.
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great movie learned alot good story development
I Never Knew!
Most sports fans know the story of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. And most NBA fans know the story behind AIR - certainly Bulls and Michael Jordan fans of a certain age do. But I did NOT know the story about Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton, and neither did my 87-yr. Old dad who played against the Globetrotters in his younger years.
Sweets' break into the NBA happened a mere 2-3 years after Jackie R.'s into MLB. Jackie's style of play didn't change baseball; Sweets' style of play definitely changed NBA basketball!
Not sure why there are no trailers or ads for this movie filling up our movie and TV screens, but it is an entertaining movie with a good cast, too.
Starts out about racism and becomes about changing the game.
It's interesting, when I saw the poster of the movie, I recognized all the white actors in the movie but had no clue who the guy playing Sweetwater is. That tells you something about the movie and the error its projecting.
Sweetwater should have been more famous than he was, if I'm going by the movie, Jackie Robinson's fame came from the fact that he was the first to break the color barrier in athletics on a major scale. What this dude did was literally change the game. Before Sweetwater nobody was playing like Sweetwater, not in the NBA anyway. His fight seemed more about changing to rules of the game that allowed for more style and finance. At least for me as a basketball fan that was my favorite part and i wanted to see more than I got.
Yeah, it's a lot of scenes about a group of white men who seem to have the fate of one black dude in their hands, but the best part of the movie is watching Sweetwater play the game and change it. That made this movie.