Respect Your OGs is a look into how current NBA players were inspired by older generations of athletes to create change off the court. Enes Kanter talks about how Jalen Rose inspired him to open his own Charter School in OKC. Marcus Smart shares how Grant Hill's love of art blossomed into a traveling exhibit showcasing renowned Black artists. And Harrison Barnes tells the story of Bill Walton, an OG who dedicated his time off the court to various causes like anti-war efforts and helping those with chronic pain. Walton inspired Barnes to speak out for causes he believes in like Black Lives Matter.
We teamed up with Podenco, Uninterrupted and SpringHill Entertainment to create this mixed media series.
Client: Uninterrupted x SpringHill x State Farm
Role: Direction, Design, Storyboarding, Animation, Post-Production
Directed by: //kneeon
Designed by: Podenco
Animated by: Pavelas Laptevas, //kneeon, Alex Covella
Edited by: Neat Edit
Directed by: Ti Lovelace
Produced by: Dominique Schweighofer, Courtney De La Vega
Creative Director: Gaby Goldberg