NBA / Mandalay Sports Media
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mike Tollin, Jonathan Chinn, Jon Weinbach
It is the launching pad, the laboratory and, for some, the last stop for a career in pro basketball. It is THE SUMMER LEAGUE, the National Basketball Association’s annual off-season talent bazaar, where hoop dreams are hatched – or crushed – in the ultimate fantasyland: Las Vegas. Far more than a series of games, THE SUMMER LEAGUE is a meat market for ballers, bloggers, baby mamas, billionaires and anyone else angling to make it in the NBA. In a two-hour documentary, THE SUMMER LEAGUE pulls back the curtain on one of the most unique environments in sports. Watch as teenage phenoms get their first paychecks, vagabond veterans beg for contracts, aspiring coaches earn their stripes, and jittery team executives make trades in the baccarat room.