ESPN will air their new, unprecedented 20 hour, 10 part film, “Basketball: A Love Story” by Peabody award winning director Dan Klores (Crazy Love, Black Magic). The first four hours premieres tonight.
Viewers will watch 62 short stories on the NBA, ABA, College Hoops, the Women’s Game, International Basketball, and Socio-Cultural issues told by 165 Legends (with celebrity narrators), will be premiering on ESPN this October and November.
The episodes features different notable narrators: Chadwick Boseman, Julianne Moore, Chris Cuomo, Ashley Judd, Michael Che, Ansel Elgort, Ahmad Rashad, Robin Quivers, Daveed Diggs, and Fisher Stevens.
As of September 18, all 62 short stories were made available on the ESPN App. The full film will air in a serialized format in primetime on ESPN over five Tuesdays: October 9, from 7-11 p.m., October 16, from 7-11 p.m., October 23, from 7-11 p.m., October 30, from 8 p.m-12 a.m., and November 13, from 8 p.m-12 a.m. (all times ET.)