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Living Legends 66-0

2021
1h 54m
Documentary/History
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Cast

DeMar DeRozan (Self - Interviewee)Michael Hopwood (Self)Ron Knight (Self)Jerry Pim (Self)

Director

Michael Hopwood

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Synopsis

As the nation was gripped by the Watts riot and civil rights movement, An all-black basketball team in post-riot Compton, California was led by a white head coach called the John Wooden of high school basketball who transforms a team of athletes into living legends becoming the first team in California history to win 66 consecutive basketball games without a loss while becoming back-to-back undefeated State and National Champions. As National Champions they represented the city of Compton, the state of California and the nation. They faced racism and discrimination, and brutality on and off the court because of the color of their skin. 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of that historic accomplishment. Something that hasn't been done in over 50 years and may never be done again. The documentary Living Legends 66-0 tells the story of the longest winning record in California High School Basketball history, how it transformed the coaches and players lives and uplifted their communities. Those teams, players, and coaches became professional athletes, Hall of Fame coaches, college graduates, Olympians, teachers, veterans and elected officials but were left out of their rightful place in history.

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