A little while back I showed some clips from the upcoming ESPN documentary, “Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks.” It’s part of their 30 for 30 film series which features 30 films by known directors for each of the 30 years that ESPN has been around. They’ve got an Allen Iverson film by Steve James (director of “Hoop Dreams”), an LA Raiders film by Ice Cube, plus stuff by Barry Levinson, Gary Marshall, John Singleton, Johnny Knoxville & Spike Jonez, Steve Nash, Ron Shelton (“Bull Durham”), Peter Berg (director of the original movie version of “Friday Night Lights”), acclaimed documentarians Albert Maysles, Barbara Kopple, and more.
But the Reggie Miller/Knicks doc, by Dan Klores, looks darn good. And wonderfully over the top. This is the opening, and ya gotta love the operatic music and Reggie Miller as an almost Christ-like figure. I think I can guess who’s side this doc is on by the title, but it still seems like a fun ride I’ve gotta take. It airs on ESPN on March 14th.