“Queen of Basketball” won the “Oscar” as the best documentary short film – Basketball

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94th American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards Ceremony Oscar for merits in the field of cinema for 2021.

The Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film went to The Queen of Basketball.

The film is dedicated to Lucia Harristhe first and only woman selected in the draft NBA.

Harris was selected in the seventh round of the 1977 NBA Draft by New Orleans Jazz (now Utah) after leading her student team to three consecutive championships. Lucia has not played a single match for Jazz due to pregnancy.

Harris was part of the first women’s Olympic team in the United States, and also became the author of the first accurate throw in the history of women’s basketball at the Olympics.

In 1992, Harris became the first black woman to enter the Basketball Hall of Fame.

The film’s executive producers include NBA stars Stephen Curry and Shaquille O’Neal.

Harris died in her hometown of Mississippi in January this year. She was 66 years old.

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