Fast Break: The Legend of John McLendon DVD

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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Fast Break is a documentary about the life and legacy of coach John McLendon. Inspired by the award winning biography, “Breaking Through: John B. McLendon, Basketball Legend and Civil Rights Pioneer,” by Milton S. Katz, the film tells the story of the life of this remarkable man, the first black student at the University of Kansas to earn his degree in physical education and study under and be mentored by the inventor of basketball, Dr. James Naismith. A legendary basketball coach, McLendon was also a pioneer, supreme innovator, teacher, and consummate gentleman who not only was the first African- American coach to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, but along the way waged a successful fight to break down barriers of racial segregation in college and professional athletics.

2 reviews for Fast Break: The Legend of John McLendon DVD

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Mark T.

    An interesting and introspective look on coach McLendon. I went into this film knowing little about him but left feeling a great respect for not only him and the barriers he conquered, but for the game itself. Definitely worth a watch.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rhys Wells

    Great Film! I recommend for those basketball fans that have a thirst for basketball history and this phenomenal coach!

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