Warriors’ Stephen Curry-produced documentary on jump shot origin to debut this April
Ever wonder where the jump shot, seemingly most basic of all basketball moves, came from? Luckily for those wondering, a documentary on the origin of the jump shot is set to debut this April. And none other than the greatest shooter of all time, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry, is the executive producer of it.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Warriors All-Star caught on a short screener aptly entitled “Jump Shot” while on a flight to China a little over two years ago. Since then, the two-time league MVP has done everything possible to put out this 79-minute film to let the world know about the story of one Kenny Sailors, the man responsible for introducing the jump shot to the game of basketball.
The Warriors sharpshooter reportedly went out of his way to know more about Sailors and his life. And now, we’re going to see it with this special documentary produced by the two-time league MVP. Curry also aims to let everybody know about Sailors’ story and how his historic contribution to the game somehow slipped the history books.
Sailors, who passed away in 2016, had a brief professional career, playing in the BAA and NBA, from 1946 to 1951. After his basketball career, Sailors went on to live a normal life, away from the spotlight, all while watching generations of NBA players utilize the single-greatest offensive weapon in the rich history of basketball.
Certainly, this should be an interesting watch for all basketball enthusiasts out there. Many of us would have probably assumed that the jump shot started as soon as James Naismith put a basket 10-feet high and asked people to shoot a ball into it. Apparently, however, the seemingly simple concept came from an undersized guard from Wyoming.