In this gig I get a lot of unsolicited email. Most of it is nice and a huge chunk of it is begging for coverage. I tend to say no a lot because I’m not in the interest of spamming my readers. Every now and again, one of those unexpected mails is worth following up. This is definitely one of those exceptions. Allow me to introduce you to The Legend of Swee’ Pea.
Lloyd ‘Swee’ Pea’ Daniels was a playground legend whose quixotic life saw him signed up to UNLV, forced to leave the program over drug issues, eventually make his way to the NBA, and then a few stints in Europe with Pesaro, Galatasaray, AEK Athens, and Ovarense. Every baller has a story to tell but they guys behind this documentary have found a gem in Daniel. This is a player whose life is fascinating and worth telling.
In addition to the clip above I’ve seen some other unfinished portions which I sadly can’t share for rights reasons at present but trust me, the film-makers are on to something really special here.
BiE will be making a donation next weekend to help it along and we plan on interviewing the film-makers in the coming weeks. If you have any questions you’d like us to put to them, leave them in the comments below.