Written and directed by Layon Gray, Kings Of Harlem is inspired by the 1939 Harlem Rens basketball team. A story of
seven men who overcame adversity to win more than 2,000 games while barnstorming throughout segregated parts of the
country in the 1930s despite never being officially accepted professionally or socially.
Harlem Renaissance Big Five was
one the most successful renowned all-Black professional basketball teams in the 1920s and '30s that added grace and style to the game of basketball. The team was formed five years before the Harlem Globetrotters, and provided African - American men with the opportunity to compete against white athletes equally on the court.