Watch the upcoming Netflix The Redeem Team documentary trailer
The official trailer for the Netflix The Redeem Team documentary has dropped, providing previously unseen footage of the victorious 2008 USA Basketball Men’s National Team. The doc follows the team’s quest for a gold medal and includes interviews with NBA’s Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Carmelo Anthony.
After the 1992 “Dream Team” won gold, headlined with Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Michael Jordan, the United States went on to win two more gold medals in 1996 and 2000, solidifying their position as the greatest basketball country in the world. Unfortunately during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics, the USA team composed of Allen Iverson, Tim Duncon, and Stephon Marbury lost to Argentina in the semifinals.
A team of NBA legends was eventually assembled for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing as atonement for the losing streak. With NBA legend Kobe Bryant at the helm as the team captain of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team, the United States were ready to prove that they were once again the best basketball country.
“In 2008, I played with heroes of mine, all stars, friends, and future teammates,” said Dwayne Wade. “Outside of winning and showing the world that we were still the most dominant, our other big challenge was changing the perception of what everyone thought about the NBA and USA Basketball! I’m excited for everyone to get an opportunity to go behind the scenes and see all the work that went into this iconic team, The Redeem Team!”
Yesterday, the first trailer for the Netflix The Redeem Team documentary was released, marking the streaming service’s first collaboration with the Olympic Channel. It also marks the first time The Olympic Channel has produced a film exclusively for a global streaming service.
Other partners in the creation of the Netflix The Redeem Team documentary include Kennedy/Marshall Company, Mandalay Sports Media, 59th and Prairie Entertainment, UNINTERRUPTED, NBA Entertainment, and USA Basketball.
Make sure to tune into the doc when it premieres on October 7.