On the Shoulders of Giants (the story of the greatest team you never heard of), is a film created by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar that will be released nationwide through Video on Demand on the major cable companies during February 2011. It will also be shown in high schools throughout the country during Black History month.
In 1939 the world of professional basketball was segregated. Colored teams could compete against white teams, but could not vie for championships or belong in the same leagues. Preeminent among those teams was the Harlem Renaissance Big Five, or more commonly known as the The Harlem Rens (the greatest basketball team you never heard of). They were the best of the black teams, yearning for a chance at a national championship. The Harlem Rens not only beat tremendous odds - from pervasive racism to the Great Depression but they also managed to become world champions, defeati
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- Directed by: Deborah Morales