Chuck D to narrate "Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story"
An inspirational story of a young athlete, Spencer Haywood, who started off picking cotton in Mississippi to becoming part of the NBA Hall of Fame. Martin Spirit's documentary "Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story" narrated by Chuck D, explores the NBA standout's landmark Supreme Court case against the league's "four-year rule," which eliminated the chance for players, less than four years removed from high school, to play professionally. The documentary follows through Haywood’s tale of endeavor, from the beginning and throughout his career until now. The film will be debuted at the Seattle International Film Festival which begins on the 19th of May. Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story will screen have its first screening the day after on the 20th of May.
The artwork for the poster, which was recently released, is designed by Public Enemy’s Chuck D. Along with narrating the movie and designing the poster, Chuck D also wrote original music for Martin Spirit's film. Chuck D’s large involvement in the documentary is strongly related to his childhood, Chuck would draw pictures of Haywood which have been included and featured throughout Basketball documentary. Admiring Haywood’s perseverance and ambition, as Chuck D puts in the New York Daily News front page depicting Haywood when he was acquired by the Knicks in 1978 on his wall. Chuck D commented on idolizing Haywood when he was younger saying, “He’s a hero from my timeline when I was impressionable”. The Full Court: Spencer Haywood Story also includes interviews from Lenny Wilkens, Charles Barkley, Bill Bradley and Pat Riley.