ESPN Introduces the 20-Hour Documentary Series Basketball: A Love Story Premiering Tuesday October 9th at 7pm ET/PT

Ric Speaks with Award-Winning Director Dan Klores About the
Sweeping New Project that Celebrates Our Love for the Game 

ESPN’s groundbreaking 20-hour, 10-part documentary series Basketball: A Love Story consists of more than 60 interconnected stories that explore the complex nature of love as it relates to the game of basketball. A labor of love from Peabody Award-winning director Dan Klores, the series features 165 exclusive interviews with basketball’s most prominent figures, from Bob Cousy, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Dr. J, Yao Ming, Stephen Curry and Diana Taurasi, to Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant. The episodes will feature different narrators such as Chadwick Boseman, Julianne Moore, Chris Cuomo, Ashley Judd, Robin Quivers and Fisher Stevens.

In 2008, Dan Klores received the Peabody Award for his four-hour film Black Magic, and in 2007 he was awarded The Independent Spirit Award for the documentary classic, Crazy Love. Four of Mr. Klores’ films have premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, Boys of Second Street Park, Ring of Fire, Crazy Love, and Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks. Klores is the author of three Off-Broadway plays, and his essays have appeared in The New York Times, New York, Esquire, Southern Exposure, New York Daily News, The Undefeated and other publications.

Basketball: A Love Story is now available on the ESPN App and will air on ESPN over five consecutive Tuesdays from 7 to 11pm ET/PR beginning October 9.

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