AFTER THE SWEAT DRIES
High school and college athletics - will excelling in them lead to a professional career? Or to happily ever after?
This compelling docu-drama is a tale of two players. Ray Williams, 1977 first-round NBA draft pick of the New York Knicks, and Shaheen Holloway, Seton Hall Pirate's all-time basketball assist leader and an inductee into the Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame. Both great athletes, who loved the spotlight and hungered for the thrill of competition game after game, year after year, in front of thousands of fans in sold-out arenas. But what happens despite great success when one's dreams don't come true? After Ray retired, he struggled financially, lost his home and family, and ended up homeless. For seven years after college, Shaheen experienced the highs and lows of not making it into the NBA. But neither story ends there. Ray received help from friends Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and his future wife Linda Crawford, who helped him get back on his feet again. Shaheen never gave up his love for basketball and has been the assistant basketball coach for Seton Hall since 2010. Together, their stories show us not only what it takes to be an athlete, but also what it takes for someone to rebuild their lives after the lights have gone out and the last drop of sweat has dried.
Produced by Sterling Worldwide Entertainment
1 x 60 minutes / HD