SUMMER DREAMS, a new two-hour special that follows the players,
personalities and behind-the-scenes drama at the National Basketball
Association's (NBA) official Summer League, will be broadcast
Saturday, March 15 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television
SUMMER DREAMS follows two of the NBA's top draft
picks and unsigned players rising from obscurity, as well as an
aspiring coach and a female referee, as they try to find their way to
the NBA. The grueling 10-day, 61-game NBA Summer League takes place
in the ultimate fantasy land -- Las Vegas, where dreams either come
true or are crushed.
"The NBA Summer League is an
incredibly colorful event in which team owners, general managers,
coaches, lottery picks and longshots all convene in Las Vegas to
pursue their hoop dreams," said Executive Producer Mike Tollin. "With
unprecedented access, we'll witness hopes dashed and dreams coming
true right in front of our eyes."
SUMMER DREAMS tracks the
unique journeys of 2013 NBA Draft first-round picks Michael
of the Philadelphia 76ers and Shane Larkin
Dallas Mavericks, son of Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin.
special will spotlight other Summer League personalities, including
, a woman trying to become the second current female
referee in the NBA; a young, recently unemployed NBA Development
League coach trying to get noticed by league GMs; team executives;
and parents, siblings and girlfriends of the players.
SUMMER DREAMS is produced by Raquel Productions in association with
Mandalay Sports Media. Mike Tollin ("Coach
Carter","Arli$$","Smallville","30 For 30","The Franchise","Hank
Aaron: Chasing the Dream") is the executive producer.
Narrated by Chris Noth.