The beginnings of Felipe López’s basketball career defied all expectations. Once hailed as the “Dominican Michael Jordan,” even appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1994, López became the top high school basketball player in the nation. And now, ESPN’s 30 For 30 series is poised to tell his story in the documentary The Dominican Dream.
“What drew me to the story of Felipe López and his family is that it’s a success story disguised as a story of failure and disappointment,” director Jonathan Hock said in a press statement. “It’s a classic American immigrant tale.”
The Dominican Dream is described as a portrait of Dominican immigrants of New York in the 1980s and 1990s—seen through eyes of López. His career is one that started with him being painted as a hero at a young age, with high expectations followed by a letdown when he didn’t live up to these, only to have his career cut even shorter after a knee injury. The documentary, set to premiere on April 27 at the Tribeca Film Festival before airing on ESPN, will show how López would “rise unimaginably high, then crash and burn, only to rise again.”
The trailer shows old footage of López playing in court, at one point waiving a Dominican flag while sitting on the basketball hoop, then walking in Washington Heights while greeting people in Spanish.
“Anybody who bounces a basketball in New York City, should understand the legend of Felipe López,” the documentary says.
wed may 1 @ 1pm
att: 30 30 espn lopez bball tv show
>>>>>>>>> GOOD TRY LIBERAL ESPN YOUR MOTIVES WERE SEEN EARLY IN THE TV SHOW
MY SPORTS GROUP WERE INTERESTED AND WATCHED ,,NOT BEING AWARE ON WHY THE SHOW WAS PLANNED ,
ONLY AT THE END >>>> TO SECURE LIBERAL IMMIGRATION VS .. TRUMP SPANISH MEXICAN BORDER DEAL RIGHT
PERSONALLY , I AM AN EX NYC BASKETBALL TOP PLAYER , WHO PLAYED AGAINST LOPEX RICE HS . THUS , MY
DIRECT INTEREST IN WATCHING >>> ALL THE NYC CATHOLIC SCENE FOR BASKETBALL . YES , NYC IS THE # !
CAPITOL OF ANY WORLD SP;OT FOR TOP BASKETBALL . WHY , BECAUSE THE KIDS FAMILIES HAD ” ZERO TO BARE
LOW INCOME ” >>> SPORTS WAS OUR WAY OUT OF THE SLUMS .( 1 . 978 : THE BRONX ZOO YANKEE BBALL BOOK
AND ALL THE VIOLENCE AROUND THE BX AND ALL NYC )
ESPN MGT , ALL THE SHOW DID WAS TOO RE PROMOTE TOP BASKETBALL FOR NYC AND DR COUNTRY POOR
KIDS . THIS , YOU GET AN ” A ”
AS OPPOSED TO YOUR LIBERAL FACTION >>TRYING TO PROMOTE USA IMMIGRATION AND THE MAJOR NEW
DEMOCRATIC PARTY MANDATE ,
AGAIN , AND ALL COMMON SENSE : IF THAT IMMIGRANT COMES IN ” THE CORRECT LEGAL WAY ” ,,BY ALL MEANS
WELCOME TO USA >>>> HOWEVER , ALL THIS MEXICAN STORMING IS 100% NONSENSE , AND MEX GOVT PRES
MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE ..FOR ALLOWING THESE 20 k FOLKS FROM PASSING THROUGH THEIR ENTIRE MEX
THE DONALD STEP INTO THIS W MEX OFFICIALS. …NOW MAY 1 ,,,ON THE EVE ON CINCE DE MAYO ,,MAY 5 SUN .
ESPN TRIED TO PUSH THIS NONSENSE IMMIGRATION W FELIPE D C R LOPEZ.
IT HAS NOT WORKED MGT
PLEASE POST THIS ,
MIKE O’GRADY ..( 1970 S , 1 OF MANY TOP NYC CATHOLIC BASKETBALL PLAYERS , WHO GOT THEIR TO
FREE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP ( for me SOME 90 TOTAL in 2 sports : div 1 , bball and hockey ) + a FEW PRO YEARS
FOR $$$ ..stopping at age 30 w euro pro league
1994 : ST NICK OF TOLENTINE closes , NORTH BX CATHERDAL , WHO fyi ( THIS WEEK IS SEEKING TO RAISE SOME $
SERIOUS MONIES TO SUPPORT OUR OLD NEIGHBORHOOD ,
MAY 2019 : NOW IS 70 % SPANISH , 25 BLACKS ,,5 WHITE >>> EASILY 75 % POOR FOLKS ON SUBSIDY GOVT $
plus only 100- 200 max coming to sunday main mass @11 am . HOW CAN ANY CHURCH SURVIVE ON LOW $$ ?
BACK IN 1970 S : 75 % WHITE , 20 % SPANISH , 5 % BLACKS >> THE WHITES MOSTLY MOVED NORTH TO ROCKLAND
+ WEST NJ . I MOVED EAST TO LONG ISLAND AND NOW DONE W NYS AND ITS INSANE COSTS , AND ALBANY MGT
RULINGS ,AND POLICE HIGH INCOME ( LI = $ 140 k AFTER 7 YRS <>>> OFF TO SE FLA ..
THANK YOU , CHSAA CATHOLIC LEAGUE FOR YOUR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE US POORER KIDS, EVEN US WHITES
GOD BLESS , THE LEAGUE AND THEIR OFFICIALS