— Zak Levitt (@Zak_Levitt) February 6, 2015
Bad Boys, one of ESPN Films’ critically-acclaimed 30 for 30 documentaries, was honored Friday with an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Documentary (Television) category.
The film, directed by Zak Levitt and produced by Dion Cocoros, premiered in April 2014 and chronicled the Detroit Pistons of the late 1980s and early 90s whose willingness to do anything to win made them both loved and hated.
“Winning an NAACP Image Award is a tremendous honor,” said Vice President and Executive Producer, ESPN Films, John Dahl. “A diverse range of content and storytellers are top priorities for us. Our collaboration with NBA Entertainment on Bad Boys couldn’t have been more rewarding in every way. And we’re equally proud that another 30 for 30 film, Rand University — produced and directed by a member of our staff, Marquis Daisy – got a nomination as well.”
Daisy was on hand at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Center to accept the Bad Boys’ award on behalf of the group. ESPN Films and espnW’s Nine for IX documentary Venus Vs. received a nomination for an NAACP Image Award in 2014.