Ball So Hard

Ball So Hard: a Chicago Basketball Documentary on Jay-Z's LifeandTimes.com featuring Daniel Poneman, Tyquone Greer, Jahlil Okafor, Paul White, Iman Shumpert, Tim Grover and more.

With Michael Jordan's dominance throughout the '90s providing a spark, the basketball culture in Chicago has recently dominated that of other sports in the city, one where the Cubs and Bears also call home. Chicago has also come to rival and in some regards, surpass, other basketball capitals such as N.Y.C. and L.A. in producing local talent the likes of Dwayne Wade and Derrick Rose, the latter of which now leads a young, resurgent Bulls squad. Here, in our first documentary, Life+Times follows a select crop of the city's youngsters—high school sophomores Tyquone Greer, Jahlil Okafor, and Paul White—with the potential to carry on in the city's rich legacy.

 

Daniel Poneman with Anthony Davis

From 2010—Daniel Poneman conducts Anthony Davis' first ever interview, back when Ant had no scholarship offers.