• The First Basket (2007)

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Release Date: October 29th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|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

Ratings & Reviews

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

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

  • 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

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