ESPN’s 30-for-30 documentary series focuses tonight on Muggsy Bogues and his high school basketball team the “Baltimore Boys.”
Muggsy Bogues, the former point guard for the Charlotte Hornets, was the smallest basketball player to ever play in the NBA – and he has big stories to tell in tonights broadcast on ESPN at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Titled “Baltimore Boys”, the documentary centers around the Dunbar (MD) Poets, a Bogues-led squad of future NBA pros David Wingate, Reggie Williams, Reggie Lewis and 5-foot-3 point guard Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues, who went undefeated 59-0 from 1981 to 1983. This enormous feat propelled the Poets to being dubbed as among the best high school teams ever.
That the team thrived despite playing in front of a problematic Baltimore community dealing with the disappearance of its industrial economy and sociological issues, only makes this documentary even more compelling in the midst of all that pain.
“Among the cornerstone of the film is writer Alejandro Danois, whose book, “The Boys of Dunbar: A Story Of Love, Hope and Basketball,” helped pave the way for the ESPN production.
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