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Steph Curry documentary spotlights inventor of the jump shot

“Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story” gets digital release on Friday

There’s no live basketball right now, as the NBA season has been indefinitely postponed due to the coronavirus. But there’s still some really good basketball footage to watch.

Friday brought the digital release of Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story, a documentary about the inventor of the jump shot.

Not only is it a fascinating documentary, but it’s executive produced by Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry, who, it goes without saying, has built an all-time great career around the jump shot.

Curry is also featured heavily in the film in the form of interviews, as is former Warriors star Kevin Durant (and other notable basketball names like Dirk Nowitzki and Bobby Knight). The film also has lots of interview footage with Sailors himself, who died four years ago at the age of 95.

Watch the trailer, and I bet you’ll be itching to watch the film:

I watched the documentary this week and what I most noticed was how well done it is. It’s not just a fun story, but a serious documentary that speaks with many people who were around Sailors as he made arguably the most important contribution the sport has ever seen.

It’s at times entertaining, at times poignant, and highly informative without being dense. It’s worth a watch for any basketball fan, even if we weren’t devoid of basketball. But we are devoid of basketball, and so it’s really worth a watch now.

The documentary was released digitally on Friday, and you can rent it here.