Screening of "Raymond Lewis: L.A. Legend" During NBA All-Star Weekend

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Screening of "Raymond Lewis: L.A. Legend" During NBA All-Star Weekend

This is a special, one-night-only screening of the award-winning documentary "Raymond Lewis: L.A. Legend" during NBA All-Star Weekend!

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Megaplex Theatres at The Gateway 400 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Come watch a recently released, critically acclaimed historical basketball documentary during the historic NBA All-Star Weekend in downtown Salt Lake City. Special Guests and Filmmakers Will Be in Attendance!

WHAT: "Raymond Lewis: L.A. Legend " is the critically acclaimed documentary that tells the story of a basketball phenom from Watts, California, who many believe was blackballed by the NBA in the 1970s and the unlikely and heartbreaking journey that made him a hoops legend.

"A Riveting Story" - Noel Murray, L.A. Times

A Finalist for this year's 2022 Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, and named "Best Documentary" at the San Pedro International Film Festival, this powerful documentary about one of the hoop's all-time great talents is the buzz of the basketball world this season. "Basketball's Best Kept Secret!"

Featuring interviews with the late Jerry Tarkanian, sports marketing guru Sonny Vacarro, Laker great Michale Cooper, Raymond Lewis, and many more.

MORE ABOUT THE STORY:

From the playgrounds of South Central Los Angeles to record-breaking performances in high school and college, Raymond Lewis had been deemed a ‘sure bet’ for NBA stardom by any who saw him play basketball. So, when Lewis was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 1973 NBA draft as a college sophomore nobody was surprised. However, after an epic on-the-court battle with the team’s other first-round pick, Olympic star Doug Collins, and the ugly contract dispute that followed, Raymond’s dream of playing professional basketball became derailed. Soon allegations of blackballing began to circulate. For the next decade, Lewis would continue to dominate on the playground and gyms back home in Los Angeles while stubbornly chasing his NBA dream, leaving many to wonder “What ever happened to Raymond Lewis?”

Now, for the first time, the award-winning filmmaking team of RAYMOND LEWIS: L.A. LEGEND unravel this important story and powerful personal journey from hoops phenom to NBA pariah and the lasting impact it had on Lewis, his family, the South Central Los Angeles community, and the game of basketball itself. Told from the personal and powerful perspective of those who were there, including Lewis’ friends and family, former teammates, and coaches. Appearances include NCAA Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian, former L.A. Laker Michael Cooper, Nike Marketing Icon Sonny Vaccaro, NCAA College Coach Lorenzo Romar, and Civil Rights Icon Dr. Harry Edwards (to name a few). This one-of-a-kind documentary tells the unforgettable story of a man who never gave up on his dream and, along the way, became an all-time basketball legend never to be forgotten.

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