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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New Ted Green Documentary Tells Bobby "Slick" Leonard's Life Story

Bobby "Slick" Leonard is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2014; he made his mark as an outstanding collegiate player at Indiana University, a solid professional player with the Lakers, a great professional coach who won three championships with the Indiana Pacers and a respected broadcaster. Ted Green, who previously produced the outstanding documentary "Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story," is making a documentary about Leonard. Here is a working trailer for the Leonard documentary, which is scheduled to premiere at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on July 29:

Bobby "Slick" Leonard documentary trailer

Green interviewed Larry Bird, Jerry West and Elgin Baylor; Leonard coached against Bird (who now runs the Indiana Pacers) and he played alongside West and Baylor with the Lakers. Leonard once told me that he had played with or against, coached and/or seen every great player who has come down the pike in the past 60 years or so and the high praise that these all-time greats offer to Leonard reaffirms that Leonard's Hall of Fame induction is long overdue. Green should be commended for his tireless efforts to record and preserve the life stories of Brown and Leonard, two very underrated and extremely important figures in basketball history.

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posted by David Friedman @ 11:26 AM

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