The greatest sports story never told.
Before Michael and Magic, before Jackie and Ali, Goose Tatum was not just the most popular black athlete in the world, he was the most popular athlete in the world - period. His never-before-seen blend of athletic skill, comedic timing and showmanship ensured sold-out arenas around the world and made Goose a global celebrity, despite the segregated society of the time. At the height of his fame, Goose left the franchise he helped build and pioneered free agency, based on the simple principle of self-worth. He proceeded to create astounding wealth as an entrepreneur in the face of the most challenging human conditions, providing a beacon of hope to millions around the world.
Premiering on ESPN and interspersed with interviews from luminaries including Julius Erving, Oscar Robertson, Bill Cosby, Jerry West, Mannie Jackson, Marques Haynes, Ernie Banks, and Dr. Jack Ramsay, the story spans decades and shows the widespread influence of Goose on a prominent sports, entertainment and business figures.
Mannie Jackson presents the untold story of an American icon who changed the game of basketball forever and inspired an entire generation along the way.