Unguarded (2011)

Genres - Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A production of ESPN Films, this sports documentary from director Jonathan Hock profiles Chris Herren, an athlete with a spectacular rise and a tragic fall. A native of Fall River, Massachusetts, Herren performed so remarkably as a high school varsity basketball player that he attained legendary status even before he graduated from 12th grade. His success continued through his undergraduate enrollment at Fresno State, and ultimately enabled him to make the cut for the Boston Celtics, but at about the same time, Herren developed a serious drug addiction that cost him his place in the pros and literally almost killed him. Though he survived, just barely, his story continues to sound a cautionary note to others who may find themselves in similar positions.

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addiction, basketball, fall [downfall]