In 1980, in Spain, the basketball was played below the rim.
There was two players who changed radically this concept, Nate Davis and Essie Hollis. Those athletes dominated our league, in which usually only had fit some european-like players like Walter Sczerbiak or Wayne Brabender, by outjump the rivals, scoring and rebounding at heights never reached in the future ACB.
The career of Essie Hollis, "El Helicóptero", ended diluted in minor leagues and diminishing numbers, but Nate Davis added a sudden vanishing to his legend.
At the end of another succesful season, top scorer of the league, he returned to US to recover from a severe injury, and he never come back. Further attempts to reach him proved unsuccessful and in Spain nobody could know about him.
Nate is a very private man, and he doesn't tell anybody back at home the real reach of his career in Spain.
In this documentary, you can see a revelation. Nate tell us the sad and crude history behind his retirement, why he left us orphans of his game. The film crew enlighten his family and coworkers about his actual success in Spain and we all are witness of the kind of history that can be hidden behind the next face we walk by any street.
I was deeply moved by it, and want to share, ever with the idiomatic barrier.
Most of Davis' impressions are in english, and most of the spanish guests use simple paragraphs to colour the history. Michael Robinson, the head of the crew is a former Liverpool Starter and North Ireland squad striker, who stayed in our country after finish his career in Osasuna, a Primera División team.
PD: Sorry for the faulty embed, i'm not very much in HTML