Rakontur’s “Broke” Documentary will serve as the October 2nd season premiere of ESPN’s 30 For 30 Series


ESPN released the above trailer for the second season of their 30 For 30 Series. And one of the featured docs is called “Broke”, which is directed and produced by Miami based Rakontur, famous for the Cocaine Cowboys series of documentaries and for “The U”, which was one of the original 30 For 30 documentaries. The season premiere, which will be set off by Broke, will be Tuesday October 2, 2012 at 8 PM ET on ESPN.

Here’s a synopsis of Broke: 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 60 percent of NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. For 78 percent of NFL players, it takes only three years. Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders, saddled with medical problems, and naturally prone to showing off, most pro athletes get shocked by harsh economic realities after years of living the high life. Drawing surprisingly vulnerable confessions from retired stars like Jamal Mashburn, Bernie Kosar, and Andre Rison, as well as Marvin Miller, the former executive director of the MLB Players Association, this fascinating documentary digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carries them to victory on the field and ruin off it.


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