Chicago high school great Ronnie Fields is the stuff of legend. People still trade stories about the things they saw Fields do on a basketball court in much the same way they swap tales of guys named “The Goat,” “Fly” and “Booger.” The difference is that it was thought – and it’s almost unanimous – that Fields was headed to NBA stardom.
For various reasons, stardom never materialized for Ronnie Fields. And today we are left only with stories and grainy footage of his awesome power from back in the day.
Check out this documentary that is in production (and seeking funds via KickStarter) called “Bounce Back – The Ronnie Fields Story.”
Here is the film’s trailer. The clips of his high school dunks (and his alleged 51-inch vertical leap) are mesmerizing:
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