The Story Of Basketball’s Best Kept Secret Raymond Lewis Revealed In Award-Winning Documentary
Following an award-winning run on the film festival circuit, the powerful story of a basketball phenom from Watts, California—who many believe was blackballed from the NBA in the ’70s—Raymond Lewis: L.A. Legend premieres theatrically and on VOD, from prize-winning documentarian Ryan Polomski (State vs. Reed) and co-director/producer Dean Prator.
A “once-in-a-generation” hoops talent who broke scoring records and thrilled packed gyms, the shy, first-round NBA draft pick from South Central Los Angeles quickly faded from the national spotlight when his professional dreams were dashed. However, Lewis waged an epic, decade-long battle to get back into the league and achieve his life-long dream of being a pro. An extraordinary, heartbreaking and ultimately tragic story (Lewis died in 2001, at age 48) that left an indelible mark on the game of basketball, helped progress the equitable treatment of Black athletes for generations to come and forever touched those lucky enough to have seen Lewis’ awe-inspiring performances.