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Ronnie Fields documentary “Bounce Back” premiere in Chicago with guest Ronnie Fields

Published on July 11th, 2013 by Astramskas, David | 5,152 views

Last summer we did an interview with Chicago basketball legend Ronnie Fields aka “the best player/dunker you never had a chance to see in the NBA” about an upcoming documentary being made about his life called BOUNCE BACK: THE STORY OF RONNIE FIELDS.  A year later, the completed film is having it’s premier in Chicago at Park Community Church tonight at 7PM with host David Otunga (WWE Wrestler)  in conjunction with the By The Hand Club For  and guest Ronnie Fields.

With a reported 50 inch vert, Ronnie was a 3-time Parade All-American that averaged 32pts, 12rebs, 4ast, 4stls and 4blks his senior year and was heading to DePaul University until everything came to a crashing halt when he broke his neck in a car accident.  Academic ineligibility, off the court problems and his health scared away most colleges so he declared himself eligible for the CBA draft where he was a 7th round draft pick.   For the next 15 years he played around the world from Venezuela to Turkey to Lebanon to Greece while American basketball fans would constantly ask the question “Whatever happened to Ronnie Fields?”  BOUNCE BACK answers that question via interviews with Ronnie, Kevin Garnett, Vince Carter, Scoop Jackson,  Mike Bibby,  John Paxson,  Joey Meyer,  and others.

The early reviews have been positive and there’s been a lot of interviews and features in the past week about the film with Ronnie and filmmakers Ryan Mayers and Thatcher Kamin.  Check them out below along with links to buy tickets to tonight’s premier as well as the film.

Here is a link to the event:  www.bouncebacktickets.com

And the movie pre-order: chill.com/bounceback

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The first Ronnie Fields footage to appear on YouTube was back in 2006 when I uploaded a mix I made about Fields from 2003.  The footage was from a VHS tape I bought a couple years earlier.

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