Nov 6 2013
04:36 am

An ESPN 30 for 30 short film, Bernie and Ernie, debuted last night. We missed it. A friend said it was worth watching. For the first time, Bernard King opens up about the racism he experienced while attending the University of Tennessee.

Director Jason Hehir tells the story of a pair of New Yorkers who went to Tennessee and formed one of college basketball's most unforgettable tandems.

It looks like the film will air again Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, 9 PM.

Average Guy's picture

It was very good. And I have

It was very good. And I have no reason not to believe King's account.

But that guy had demons of his own he was dealing with before he got to Knoxville.

Rachel's picture

Watch it. Especially if you

Watch it. Especially if you were around to see those guys play, like I was.

bizgrrl's picture

I'm told the footage of the

I'm told the footage of the UT campus from the 70s is pretty cool. Also, I understand, if you look closely, there is a clip of Ernie on the football field at Neyland stadium with a very young Pat Summitt next to him.

Pickens's picture

Not all of the campus footage

Not all of the campus footage is from the 1970s, though. Some footage is in black and white, but it shows buildings built in the last twenty years.

Rachel's picture

I caught that. Cool.

I caught that. Cool.

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