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A look at the changing role of athletes in our fraught cultural and political environment, through the lens of the NBA.
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Jody David Armour Jody David Armour ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2018
Todd Boyd Todd Boyd ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2018
Bob Costas ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2018
Billy Crystal ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2018
Jemele Hill ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 2018
Stephen Jackson Stephen Jackson ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2018
LeBron James ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2018
Jackie MacMullan Jackie MacMullan ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2018
Larry Wilmore ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2018
Charles Barkley ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Maverick Carter Maverick Carter ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Common ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Draymond Green ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Marc Lamont Hill ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Jay Z ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Robert L. Johnson ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Kendrick Lamar ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Metta World Peace ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Jalen Rose ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Adam Silver ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Kenny Smith ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Sam Smith Sam Smith ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
David Stern ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Sway ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Etan Thomas Etan Thomas ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Bill Walton ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
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This three-part documentary series provides a powerful inside look at the changing role of athletes in our fraught cultural and political environment, through the lens of the NBA. The series chronicles the modern history of the league, and how it became an incubator for many of its top athletes to grow their brands beyond the court and become cultural icons. By taking control of their own destinies, basketball players have helped to bring about social change and make their own statements in the current political climate.

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3 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Shut Up - Watch - and Pay Attention
28 November 2018 | by antoniocassone2013See all my reviews

I can't believe the low overall rating for this series. I am actually thinking Lebron and his team could clear some mantle space for an Emmy (or at least a Sports, News/Doc one). This showcases a shining example of the marriage between culture and sport. I found it to be a well-balanced, in your face look at the progression of the athletes in the sport and the rise and fall of the racial spectrum in America. I applaud Lebron James and his team for it being so balanced and I also found it fascinating the parallels between the activities in the sport and it's history alongside the cultural, societal history unfolding. Bravo!


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