Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry is arguably the best shooter ever, and as a future Hall of Famer, he’s helping to educate basketball fans on the man who pioneered the jump shot that rules the modern game.
Curry is an executive producer on the documentary, “JUMP SHOT,” which will be released for one night only April 2 in more than 250 movie theaters across the country. The film is being released by Unanimous Media, a media company Curry co-founded.
The documentary tells the story of Kenny Sailors, a basketball player who was an innovator of the jump shot at the University of Wyoming. Sailors passed away in 2016. He was 95.
Sailors and the Cowboys won the NCAA Championship in 1943, but Sailors’ basketball life didn’t last too long after that.
A World War 2 veteran, he played three seasons in the old Basketball Association of America, which merged with the National Basketball League in 1949 to form the NBA. Sailors played two seasons in the NBA, but his story isn’t well known.
“The film not only explores his impact on the game, but his calling and all the different places that took him, whether it was serving in the military, or playing in the NBA, or being with his family,” Curry said, per a press release from communications agency 22 Spring. “There’s so many people like myself that don’t know Kenny Sailors, and I’m proud to help share his story with the world.”
The documentary will feature interviews from Curry and Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant, along with basketball legends such as Dirk Nowitzki, Nancy Lieberman and Clark Kellogg.
The movie made its premiere in 2019 at the SXSW Film Festival, and it also earned an award at the deadCenter Film Festival.
Tickets are currently on sale for the one-night event, and they can be purchased at the movie’s website.