Going Big, the next installment of ESPN Films’ SEC Storied series, will premiere tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
A two-time All-American, Sam Bowie is a Kentucky legend. He spent five years in Lexington, played in a Final Four and still ranks among the top-10 shot blockers and rebounders in school history. Nevertheless, Bowie is better remembered by the sports world at-large for a series of injuries that undermined the 7-footer's limitless potential.
On Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNU, ESPN Films will provide a more nuanced look at Bowie's career. As part of the SEC Storied series, Going Big will dig deep into Bowie's story, from the Portland Trail Blazers selecting him second overall in the draft in 1984 to his final NBA season with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1994-95.
Directed by Jon Fish, the film will air on ABC Sports on January 19.