Lenny Cooke (2013)

Genres - Culture & Society, Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Sports  |   Release Date - Dec 6, 2013 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Josh and Ben Safdie directed this documentary about Lenny Cooke, a basketball prodigy who for a variety of reasons went undrafted when he decided to go pro, beginning a series of seasons playing with various foreign basketball clubs and traveling professional teams. The filmmakers examine how the once-lauded phenom's professional career did not quite turn out as planned.

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fall [downfall], prodigy, superstar