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Lloyd Daniels Documentary Premiered at DOC NYC


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postersketch1(2)Queens, NY – There are a lot of playground basketball legends who hail from New York but arguably Lloyd “Swee’ Pea” Daniels may very well be the greatest of them all.

Daniels, who got his nickname because of his facial resemblance to the infant from those old Popeye cartoons, grew up in Hollis and was a star at Andrew Jackson High School in the early 1980s.

Those who saw Lloyd play as a youngster would have sworn that he was destined for NBA superstardom. Unfortunately fate was not that kind to him. His mother died when he was four years old and his father wasn’t around so he was raised by his grandmother.

He played hooky from school and spent evenings on the basketball court. His lack of a proper K-12 education meant that he was unprepared for life in general and certainly for college.

It was after he was recruited by University of Nevada Las Vegas by then-head coach Jerry Tarkanian that his life fell apart. Tarkanian did try to get help for Lloyd to improve his literacy levels but he wasn’t interested in scholastics of any kind.

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About Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll is the Senior Columnist for the Queens Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the communities of Queens since 1978. This article as well as many future articles will also appear at Queens Chronicle. In addition, Lloyd also writes for our friends over at NYSportsDay.com. In today’s world of online publications, we at Latino Sports understand and value the importance of collaborating with other online publications in order to showcase and create awareness of each other’s work and dedication to our respectable communities.

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