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Filmmaker Dan Klores joins The Woj Pod to discuss his 20-hour documentary series, “Basketball: A Love Story,” that’ll debut soon. They discuss much of his groundbreaking storytelling, including focuses on LeBron James, Bill Russell, Shaq and Kobe, and much, much more.
1:39: The structure of ‘Basketball: A Love Story.’
4:22: Abe Saperstein’s attempts to recruit Bill Russell to the Harlem Globetrotters.
7:41: Players at the 1964 All-Star Game threatening to not play unless they were able to unionize.
12:52: Which players and coaches surprised Klores during the interview process?
16:09: Russell dealing with racism when he became player-coach of the Celtics.
20:17: Asking LeBron James about ‘The Decision’ and when he realized the announcement was a mistake.
24:08: The Shaquille O’Neal-Kobe Bryant-Phil Jackson Lakers.
28:19: Chris Paul saying James is more comparable to Magic Johnson than Michael Jordan or Bryant.
30:25: The long process that led to finally making the documentary.
38:00: How Pat Riley made Klores cry and other emotional moments in the doc.
42:43: Diana Taurasi pushing back against how the WNBA tried to market her.
45:00: The stories that Klores wishes he could add to the doc.
49:32: Advancing stories that are decades old by unearthing new information.
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