“The Redeem Team” is getting its own documentary.
The 2008 Olympic team brought together the NBA’s top players for an epic gold medal run in Beijing.
Executive produced by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, “The Redeem Team” will air on October 7 on Netflix. The director, Jon Weinbach, was a producer on the Netflix/ESPN 10-part Chicago Bulls docuseries “The Last Dance”.
“The Redeem Team” trailer features interviews with LeBron, Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and clips from the late Kobe Bryant. Coach Mike Krzyzewski is heard in the trailer talking about the importance of recruiting Kobe to the team.
The team was assembled in response to USA coming up short in the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Team USA was then led by the likes of Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson, and Stephon Marbury. James, Wade, and Anthony were young members of that team, and took it upon themselves to come back stronger four years later.
The combination of Kobe, LeBron, Wade, Anthony, and others such as Chris Paul and Dwight Howard made for the kind of unstoppable combination that brought USA back to the Olympic glory it had become familiar with since the Dream Team first set the tone in Barcelona in 1992.
We can expect to see behind the scenes footage, more interviews and stories, and much more context behind how The Redeem Team came to be and the environment they created with each other on their way to making history.