directed by Crystal McCrary
USA, 2013, English, 78 minutes
Exploring the bonds created through basketball, "Little Ballers" follows four 11-year-old boys and their legendary basketball coach as they set out to win an AAU National Championship. For these young men, basketball is a positive outlet to their harsh reality of poverty and gang violence. Their influential coach becomes a father figure, offering them the hope of getting an education and living the American dream. NBA players such as Steve Nash, Carmelo Anthony, Joakim Noah and Amar’e Stoudemire share their stories of playing youth basketball that mirror the lives of the Little Ballers.