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On the Shoulders of Giants

Six-time NBA champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar presents this documentary that relates the history of "the greatest basketball team you never heard of," the Harlem Rens. Formed during the Harlem Renaissance that also produced some of America's greatest jazz musicians, the extraordinary all-black team regularly trounced white teams in the years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in professional sports, going 112-7 in 1932-33, winning the World Basketball Tournament in Chicago in 1939, and inspiring a generation of Harlem-born athletes.

Written by: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Written by: Anna Waterhouse

Directed by: Deborah Morales

Duration: 77 mins

Genre: Documentary, Drama, Sports

Advisories: Adult Content

Rating: TVPG

Audio Format: English/Spanish, Stereo

Video Format: HDTV, Closed Captioning

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