Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story 

Cast:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Oscar Robertson

Julius Erving

Bob Costas

Reggie Miller

Bill Sharman

Peter Vecsey

George Gervin

Many more

 

Credits:

Producer, Director, Writer, Narrator: Ted Green

Editor: Pete Saetre

Music: Dr. Tyron Cooper

Graphic Artists: Judi Border

Research: Ted Green, Mark Costello, Emily Wright, Matt Tarter, Caylor Tarter

 

Produced by Ted Green Films and WFYI

Roger Brown
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A gambling scandal shatters one of New York’s brightest young basketball stars. Kicked out of college, banned by the NBA, he spends the next six years working in a GM plant before the Indiana Pacers of the rogue American Basketball Association make him their first player. He becomes a star, a champion, a City Councilman. But he dies far too young, tormented to the end by what-could-have-been laments. Oscar Robertson, Julius Erving, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Reggie Miller, Bill Sharman and dozens more help bring to life one of the most amazing sports stories never before told — in a film that helped land Brown in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Bill Raftery, basketball analyst

“The history of basketball on our country is not complete without including Roger Brown. … Thanks to Ted Green’s documentary, Roger’s story has risen from the ashes for all to see.”

“Excellent … a really fine piece of work.”

William Rhoden,
The New York Times

“Fascinating … bring Brown’s story out from the shadows.”

Rick Telander, author of Heaven is a Playground

“The Roger Brown Story is a fascinating look at one of the greatest talents ever to come from the cradle of urban basketball, Brooklyn. If his story had not been told, Brown might have slipped into the shredder of anonymity. With this film, he’s back for good.”

Bob Costas

AWARDS

Won regional Emmy for Best Documentary. Also nominated for Writing, Research, Music and Editing.

Bronze medal in the All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival

First runner-up in the Tiger Paw Sports Film Festival (New Delhi)