LOS ANGELES — Widely regarded as a basketball phenomenon, the Philadelphia 76ers drafted Raymond Lewis in the first round of the 1973 NBA Draft.

Because of a contract dispute, Lewis never played in the NBA but made a name for himself as one of the best street ball players in California.

The documentary film “Raymond Lewis: LA Legend,” produced by Dean Prator and Kamilah Lewis, and directed by Ryan Polomski, chronicles Lewis’ history and legacy.

Dr. Anthony Samad, executive director of the Mervyn Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute, aided the filmmakers with a grant through a historical recovery project initiative.