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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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Series cast summary:
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
Ron Artest ...  Himself 2 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 Robert L. Johnson ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Kendrick Lamar ...  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


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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Long Live The King and his Brotherhood of CEOs, masters of storytelling!
5 March 2019 | by mariamx-53194See all my reviews

That LeBron and Maverick created such a wonderful series out of something so hateful is amazing to me. As a middle aged, Brit from across the pond who loved many of the great Black sportsmen, this show was informative, entertaining and well edited. Really liked how they used a female voice to narrative which is outside the sports norm. HBO and Warner Brothers hit a treasure chest with these young men. The 6.8 rating on here tells me the demographic must interested and effected by this show don't bother writing on here it seems! Well, I am here to do it. Go watch the show if you're interested in great sports people and how their work become the hotbed of the struggle for human rights. LBJ also walks the walk with his free agency advocacy, ex-players health care, older players ability to get paid by their teams if they can bring the same value as 25s. All wonderful work that goes unnoticed.

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