Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story
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Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story

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They laughed at him. Said it was impossible. Then they saw him play.

Kevin Laue began fighting for his life before he was even born.  With his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck in the womb, Kevin fought back using his arm as a shield.  Due to a lack of circulation from the cord, he was born with an arm that ended just below the elbow.  His disability is a testament to his toughness and refusal to quit: "It was either my arm or my head," Kevin often jokes.

Kevin's father, a former athlete and demanding youth coach for his son's teams, had great difficulty accepting Kevin's disability; struggling to cope with having a son who would never have a normal life.  Four years later, his father died of cancer and Kevin became determined to carry on his family's name and make his father proud by proving that he could be a success—not only in life, but in basketball.

By the time Kevin reached the seventh grade, he was 6' 9"; but still unable to make any of the local teams in upscale Pleasanton, California.  Distraught by the treatment of her son by the local community, Kevin's mother crossed the tracks to beg the rival high school coach for help.

Only after Coach McKnight agreed to allow Kevin a tryout did she mention that Kevin only had one arm.  After a long day, Coach 


Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story Details:

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Closed Captions: No
Languages: English
Product Release Date:
Length/Run Time: 93 minutes
Produced By: Charlie Loventhal, Franklin Martin and Billy Raftery
Directed By: Franklin Martin

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