Summer Dreams, a 2-hour television special that gave fans an exclusive look at the players, personalities and behind-the-scenes drama at NBA Summer League aired Sunday, March 15th on the CBS Television Network.
The documentary profiles two first round draft picks, Michael Carter Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks’ Shane Larkin, two players trying to make an NBA roster in Romero Osby and Dwayne Davis, D-League coach Joel Abelson who was fired on draft night and is looking to prove he is still a professional basketball coach, and Lauren Holtkamp who is attempting to become just the third full-time female referee in the NBA.
“The Las Vegas Summer League truly is the ‘American Idol’ of basketball,” Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson says during the documentary. “And it’s not just the ‘American Idol’ for the United States — it’s the ‘American Idol’ for the entire globe.”
When asked about the NBA Summer League executive producer Mike Tollin said,”The NBA Summer League is an incredibly colorful event in which team owners, general managers, coaches, lottery picks and longshots all convene in Las Vegas to pursue their hoop dreams.”
View the full documentary here:
What people are saying about Summer Dreams:
“A vivid, elegantly made, two-hour documentary”- L.A. Times
“”Summer Dreams” smoothly and subtly explores the thin line between dreams that come true and dreams where you wake up and find they didn’t.” – New York Daily News
If you missed it, really recommend watching the Summer Dreams documentary, which ft. Bighorns head coach Joel Abelson https://t.co/f5V8R4rqdy
— Jonathan Santiago (@itsjonsantiago) March 16, 2014
I know there's some AWESOME bball games on right now, but I can't take my eyes off #SummerDreams on CBS. Dwayne Davis, you have a new fan.
— Austin Horton (@austinhorton) March 16, 2014
— Nathan Downs (@NuLineConcepts) March 16, 2014
Watching #SummerDreams on CBS right now. Well crafted TV show on various aspects of players/coaches/refs looking for summer league shot
— Jonathan Rinehart (@jonrinehart) March 16, 2014