The Luckiest Guy in the World
ESPN Films teams up with filmmaker Steve James on a multi-part film that tells the colorful story of a true sports original: iconic basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton. A high school basketball phenom and game-changing big man for the UCLA dynasty… an injury-plagued NBA lightning rod defined by championships and setbacks… a Grateful Dead devotee who remained true to himself, no matter the cost. He challenged authority, broke rules, won titles, nearly lost everything, and emerged with his rare spirit intact. A far-reaching tale of activism, rebellion, family, politics, pain, and redemption. An odyssey into the mind and soul of one of the most unique superstars in sports history. Bill Walton and Steve James will be in attendance and participate in a panel, immediately following the screening.
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Marsha Cooke, Ezra Edelman
Zak Piper, Steve James
Jackson James, Kevin Shaw
David E. Simpson
Post Production Supervisor: Matt Taylor, Co-Editor: Rubin Daniels, Jr. , Co-Editor: Steve James, Music Supervisor: Julie Glaze Houlihan, Archival Producer: Josh Kolenik