THE FIRST TO DO IT
Documentary Feature | 88 minutes

World Cinema


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Directed By
Coodie & Chike

Produced By
Arka Sengupta

Executive Produced by
Carmelo Anthony
Kawhi Leonard
Tony Parker
Michael Finley

Featuring
Earl Lloyd
Deon Cole
Carmelo Anthony
Chris Paul
Kawhi Leonard


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World Premiere

2017 | English | USA

In 1950, three years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball, Earl Lloyd stepped onto an NBA basketball court and changed the game forever. During Lloyd’s 22-year NBA career, he became its first African American player, its first African American scout, and its first African American full time head coach. Through intimate conversations with family, childhood friends, and the legendary players whose lives he touched (including Oscar Robertson, Dave Bing, and Kawhi Leonard), THE FIRST TO DO IT chronicles the the experience of Lloyd and other early African American players against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement and explores the role of sports in the lasting legacy of desegregation today.