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ESPN: "The Pony Express " - Black Sports History Uncovered, After 50 Years.

"Truth pressed to earth will rise."

In 1965, against impossible odds, all-black Durham, North Carolina's Hillside High's basketball team fought bigotry and poverty, to become State Champions, fulfilling a vow five members made as freshmen. Their records still stand. - A true story.

 

 

Years before Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and many other legendary NBA stars, there were: Daniel McLaurin III, William Harris, Michael Hayes; George Outlaw, John Bullock, Greg Munroe, Marshall Hill, Jimmy Mercer, Larry Crawford, and Hollis Vines. These and other feared members of Durham, North Carolina’s, Hillside High School Hornets basketball team were known as “The Pony Express.” They were "Showtime" before there was "Showtime." Consider this: former NBA star, John Lucas was once their ball boy.

 

Book: "32 Minutes of Greatness

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Gene Cartwright, author

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