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“Basketball: A Love Story” Is A Full-Court Treasure

ESPN’s unprecedented 20-hour film “Basketball: A Love Story,” from Peabody Award-winning director Dan Klores, is already garnering rave reviews.

Fans who have caught the film thus far on the ESPN App or during the advance preview on ESPN2 have called the expansive project “brilliant,” “amazing,” and “a must watch for any and every hoops fan.”

The sweeping project, which consists of more than 60 interconnected “short stories,” will be available across multiple ESPN platforms in a variety of viewing experiences. The full film will air in a serialized format in primetime on ESPN over five Tuesdays: Oct. 9, from 7-11 p.m., Oct. 16, from 7-11 p.m., Oct. 23, from 7-11 p.m., Oct. 30, from 8 p.m-12 a.m., and Nov. 13, from 8 p.m-12 a.m. (all times ET.)

Additional cheers for the film were heard from the all-star studded gala premiere ESPN held Sept. 27 at BAM (Brooklyn Academy Of Music) in Brooklyn, N.Y. Notable guests in attendance praising the film included Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, singer/songwriter Paul Simon, as well as former NBA legends Nate “Tiny” Archibald, Spencer Haywood, Sonny Hill, Allan Houston, Bernard King, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, Charlie Scott, Isiah Thomas, and Lenny Wilkens.

Above, watch the star-studded trailer. Below, Front Row presents a sampling of fans’ Twitter reaction to the project.

Share your thoughts using the hashtag #BasketballALoveStory.

Katie Hughes and Betsy Rudnick Fernand contributed to this post.