The History of the ABA

The History of the ABA

This is a series of Videos taken from the HBO Documentary “Long Shots: The Life and Times of the American

The hour-long documentary features rarely seen ABA team films, home videos, and footage from local television stations. The feature also contains numerous interviews with ABA players, coaches, and personnel.

The documentary highlights the contributions the ABA made to the NBA, including the three-point field goal and the All-Star Game slam dunk contest. The feature is filled with never-before-seen ABA film of the Floridians Ballgirls, the 1975 All-Star game in San Antonio, Darnell Hillman’s enormous and unequaled afro, the 1976 ABA All-Star game slam dunk contest (new angles!), and the New York Nets’ wild comeback against the Denver Nuggets in Game 6 of the 1976 ABA Finals.