It was one of the greatest and most successful syndicated television shows of all-time - "Greatest Sports Legends", creator Berl Rotfeld's weekly half-hour profile/interview show that ran on local TV stations throughout North America on weekend afternoons for an amazing 21 years (1973 through 1993). With classic archival footage, biographical background info, and up-close and personal interviews from locations such as Paul Hornung's Manhattan Penthouse, and the La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, California, these programs presented the legendary stories of the greatest stars in sport to generations of fans.
Compiled from the vast show archives comes this fantastic DVD set, featuring 15 classic basketball episodes that profile some of the greatest Hall of Fame superstars of all-time. Included on the discs are episodes featuring: Bob Cousy (narrated by John Facenda, interviewed by Paul Hornung, 1975), Walt Frazier (narr. Facenda, interviewed by Brooks Robinson, 1982), Oscar Robertson (narr. Facenda, int. Hornung, 1975), Jerry West (narr. Facenda, int. Hornung, 1976), Sam Jones (narr. Facenda, interviewed by Jayne Kennedy, 1984), Rick Barry (interviewed by George Plimpton, 1981), Elgin Baylor (narr. Facenda, int. Hornung, 1973), Julius Erving (interviewed by Ken Howard, 1982), John Havlicek (interviewed by Reggie Jackson, 1977), Bob Pettit (narr. Facenda, int. Hornung, 1975), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (int. Kennedy, 1983), Wilt Chamberlain (interviewed by Tom Seaver, 1979), Willis Reed (int. Plimpton, 1980), Bill Russell (narr. Facenda, int. Kennedy, 1984), and Bill Walton (narrated by Kris Chandler, int. Kennedy, 1992). As a bonus, each DVD contains an additional 15-20 minutes of rare vintage newsreel coverage of basketball action from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as extended interviews with former Team USA and NBA star Darrall Imhoff on his memories of each player.
For fans of old-time basketball, and the wonderful old syndicated show you grew up with, this is an absolute must-have for your sports DVD library. With over six hours of long-lost footage and discussion of hoops in the golden era, you will re-live a lifetime of memories from the glory days of the hardcourt game!
Publisher: Running Time: Over 6 Hours on 3 DVDs
Price: $39.95 USD
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Item Number: MMV-63873
DVD Set: "Greatest Sports Legends - Basketball" - MMV 2004