THE LEGEND OF SWEE' PEA

The quixotic tale of a basketball genius

"Unlike many sports films, with clear winners and losers, underdogs and favorites, this is not an easy story to tell.   Director Benjamin May understands that as well as anyone and smartly leaves it up to the viewer to decide their own ruling interest." - Skylar Browning, Missoula Independent

 

"The result is a compelling story about a complicated and contradictory man who is blessed with amazing physical skills but is also haunted by demons." - Mark Tevlin, Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

"This documentary is powerful."  -Victoria TX Indy FF

 

"I believe the story tells the impact of drugs, tough upbringing, sadly unfulfilled talent in a beautiful, non-preachy way. It made a lasting impression on me."  -Victoria TX Indy FF

 

"Top 25 films to see at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival"  Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

“May’s film really shines”

- NY Daily News

 

“A powerful story, especially for athletes now who are on the fence.”

-NY Post

 

“A journey through this urban folk hero's past,”

-San Antonio Express News

 

“First-time director Ben May shows a veteran’s touch”

-Queens Chronicle

 

NY Sports Day-Newsday

http://www.nysportsday.com/2015/11/13/lloyd-daniels-story-goes-to-the-big-screen/

USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2015/11/17/carmelo-anthony-executive-producer-of-lloyd-daniels-film/75930786/

Sports Jam (NPR)-audio

http://www.wbgo.org/internal/mediaplayer/?podcastID=6992&type=sportsjam

NY Post

http://nypost.com/2015/11/18/carmelo-anthonys-now-a-documentary-filmmaker/

Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/knicks/derek-fisher-looks-forward-to-input-from-phil-jackson-1.11136388

NY Sports Day

http://www.nysportsday.com/2015/11/16/carroll-the-legendary-lloyd/

NY Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/iteam/legend-swee-pea-debut-blog-entry-1.2436958

San Antonio Express News

http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/The-Legend-of-Swee-Pea-chronicles-former-Spur-6650924.php

Bergen Record

http://blog.northjersey.com/meadowlandsmatters/12468/lloyd-sweepea-daniels-documentary-has-been-released/?utm_source=hootsuite

Deadspin

http://thestacks.deadspin.com/the-legend-of-swee-pea-1743348105

NBA.com

http://www.nba.com/2015/news/11/17/carmelo-anthony-executive-producer-of-lloyd-daniels-film.ap/

NY Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/carmelo-anthony-visits-rikers-calls-jail-reform-article-1.2437852

Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/knicks/derek-fisher-looks-forward-to-input-from-phil-jackson-1.11136388

Sporttechie

http://www.sporttechie.com/2015/11/20/carmelo-anthony-leading-trend-athletes-getting-smart-off-court-business-decisions/?utm_source=SportTechie+Updates&utm_campaign=715af8a4e6-SportTechie_Daily_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5d2e0c085b-715af8a4e6-213585677

CBS.com

http://sports.cbslocal.com/2015/11/18/lloyd-daniels-legend-of-swee-pea-carmelo-anthony-bernstein/

The Shadow League

http://www.theshadowleague.com/articles/with-executive-producer-carmelo-anthony-lloyd-daniels-documentary-the-legend-of-swee-pea-debuts

NY Sports Hub

 http://nysportshub.com/carmelo-anthony-film-mogul/

 

NY Sports Hub- 2nd piece

http://nysportshub.com/the-legend-of-swee-pea/

Queens Chronicle

http://www.qchron.com/opinion/sports_beat/swee-pea-daniels-on-film/article_a1b61f30-fdd5-53ac-8635-de397006c5c5.html

The Ultimate Fan

http://theultimatefan.tumblr.com/post/133133899656/the-legend-of-swee-pea-set-to-debut-november

Digital Sports Desk

http://digitalsportsdesk.sportsblog.com/posts/7127887/film-debut--the-legend-of-swee-pea.html

Sports Media Report

http://sportsmediareport.net/2015/11/13/the-legend-of-swee-pea-set-to-debut-november-17-and-19-at-doc-nyc/

BasquetPlus

http://www.basquetplus.com/articulo/carmelo-anthony-ahora-productor-de-un-documental

Ultimate Knicks

http://www.ultimateknicks.com/feedarticles.asp?t=1105