Shows You Might Have Missed: More Than A Game
Each week, we take a look at some of our favourite offbeat shows that might not have made it onto your radar.
Following NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his team-mates in the early years of their careers at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, More Than A Game is an intimate and inspiring glimpse into the origins of one the world’s most successful athletes.
Coached by a player’s inexperienced yet charismatic father, the ‘fab five’ quickly find themselves a world away from their run-down inner-city gym, jet-setting across the country and on the road to greatness. Their path is not without obstacles however, and as James’ star begins to rise his fame so too does tension within the group.
Directed by Akron native Kristopher Belman, who began filming the team in their early teens, the documentary combines intimate early footage with one-on-one interviews and rare news clips to chronicle the personal and professional challenges facing the young athletes.
As much about coming of age as it is about the game of basketball, More Than A Game offers a remarkable insight into the phenomenon that the team became.
Watch the full documentary here.