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The World According to Garf

The World of Five-Star

Howard Garfinkel’s love of basketball was born when his father took him to watch a college basketball game at the old Madison Square Garden. His obsession for the game drove him to become a scout instead of just working in the family business. In this first episode of ‘The World of Five-Star’ basketball series, we begin to learn how the basketball junkie nicknamed Garf brought together legendary coaches like Hubie Brown, Chuck Daly, and Bob Knight to set the foundation for this iconic camp. This wasn’t just an elite battleground, this was many NBA player’s origin story.

The World According to Garf

“What [Garfinkel] built was an access and opportunity vehicle for everyone that walked into it...”

About the series

UNINTERRUPTED x RTG Features have partnered up to tell the story of the legendary basketball camp called Five-Star in a six-part podcast series. Narrated by Tate Frazier, the basketball special will feature guest appearances from elite alumni like Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski, Metta World Peace, Grant Hill, Dick Vitale, God Shammgod, and more; detailing the camp’s influence on the game. It was where Michael Jordan was first discovered, and Founder Howard Garfinkel left his fingerprint on basketball.

More Episodes

The Three Discoveries: Moses, MJ and Muggsy
2021-11-29 | 37:00

EP. 2The Three Discoveries: Moses, MJ and Muggsy

Host Tate Frazier dives into the three game-changing player discoveries.

The Basketball Boom
2021-12-06 | 37:00

EP. 3The Basketball Boom

Hear iconic stories, detailing what the day-to-day was like at the legendary “Five Star” camp.

The 300
2021-12-06 | 32:00

EP. 4The 300

Host Tate Frazier explores how Five-Star launched a generation of collegiate and pro coaches.

The Step Back
2021-12-13 | 28:00

EP. 5The Step Back

Howard Garfinkel’s Five-Star camp opened many doors for coaches and players, this window of opportunity was too enticing for the NCAA and sneaker companies to ignore.

The Legacy
2021-12-13 | 30:00

EP. 6The Legacy

Howard Garfinkel impacted many lives through the game of basketball, ultimately changing the way the game was played. His legacy is now immortalized in the Basketball Hall of Fame.