Wednesday, March 09, 2016

ESPN 30 for 30 Shorts: No Kin to Me

ESPN Films has released the forty-eighth film in their 30 for 30 documentary short series.

30 for 30 Shorts: No Kin to Me

Rudy Jacklin's jersey is hanging from the rafters at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center, and for good reason: He is the school's all-time leading rebounder and second-leading scorer. Macklin led the Tigers to the 1981 Final Four in Philadelphia, where an injured finger hampered him in a semifinal loss to Indiana. Back then, the NCAA Tournament included a third-place game, and that's where the trouble started for Macklin. Just before the consolation game against Virginia, President Ronald Reagan was shot, and after the loss, Macklin was asked if the news might have affected the team. His widely-reported response -- "He's no kin of mine" -- was so blown out of proportion that he feared for his life. In this documentary, directed by Marc Kinderman, Macklin talks about the fight to restore his honor.

You can find No Kin to Me on the ESPN web site at

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