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1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Chronicling Jewish roots of the NBA and basketball's influence on modern Jewish culture.


Director: David Vyorst

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Laemmle/Zeller Films

The First Basket (2007)

Release Date: October 29th, 2008|1 hr. 26 min.

critic reviews (5)
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  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A valuable reminder that for nearly three decades, basketball was dominated by Jewish players - and coaches who found the sport an ideal vehicle for assimilation in the United States. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    Uncovers a fascinating and largely forgotten chapter of the game's history that is well worth revisiting. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    The First Basket is more than a triumphalist screw-you to those who think Jews don't play sports. show more

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