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Joe Dumars

Louisiana Legends Gala

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-06-07

Duration: 00:09:22

Subjects: Dumars, Joe | Sports | Basketball players

Contributors:

  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Dumars, David Interviewee
  • Bonnette, Louis Interviewee
  • Maggio, Chris Interviewee
  • Dumars, Joe Speaker

Description

This segment from the 2015 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Joe Dumars accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Dumars, a native of Natchitoches, played college basketball at McNeese State University from 1981-1985 and professional basketball for the Detroit Pistons from 1985-1999. He was named the MVP of the NBA Finals in 1989 and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. The profile includes interviews with: David Dumars, his brother; Louis Bonnette, the former McNeese Sports Information Director; and Chris Maggio, a family friend. Host: Beth Courtney