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30 for 30 Shorts Wilt Chamberlain: Borscht Belt Bellhop (2012– ) HD online

30 for 30 Shorts Wilt Chamberlain: Borscht Belt Bellhop (2012– ) HD online
Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Documentary / Short
Original Title: Wilt Chamberlain: Borscht Belt Bellhop
Director: Caroline Laskow,Ian Rosenberg
Released: 2012–
Duration: 9min
Video type: TV Episode
In 1954, before his senior year of high school, Wilt Chamberlain took a summer job that would change his life, working as a bellhop at Kutsher's Country Club, a Jewish resort in the Catskill Mountains. An unexplored and pivotal chapter in the life of one of basketball's greatest players, and a fascinating glimpse of a time when a very different era of basketball met the Borscht Belt in its heyday.

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    30 for 30 Shorts: Wilt Chamberlain: Borscht Belt Bellhop (2013)

    Fun entry in the series centers the focus on Wilt Chamberlain's summer before his senior year in high school when he got a job working at the Kutscher's Country Club in the Catskill Mountains. Through interviews with friends and people who were at the Jewish resort, we hear about how Chamberlain got to work on his skills as a basketball player while forming life-long friendships at the location. The documentary runs just over eight-minutes and we get a lot of nice stories about what Chamberlain was like with the people living there and apparently how he was extremely kind and popular. There are some stories about him working with Red Auerbach who was a coach at the place. Fans of Chamberland will certainly enjoy hearing these stories and we also get some nice photographs of him playing ball and interacting with the people.

    Episode: B+