'Basketball County: In The Water': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Showtime's sports documentary
Showtime and NBA star Kevin Durant are teaming up for a new project titled 'Basketball County: In the Water.' It is a documentary based on the Brooklyn Nets basketballer's hometown of Maryland, and here is everything you need to know about it.
'Basketball County: In The Water is set to launch on Showtime on May 15.
The 60-minute documentary centers around Prince George's County, Maryland, home to basketball stars Kevin Durant, Quin Cook, Victor Oladipo, Jeff Green, Michael Beasly, Marissa Coleman and more.
'Basketball County: In The Water' gives an overview of Prince George's County, in terms of its social, economic and cultural evolution through the perspectives of the aforementioned basketballers who grew up here.
The county, which has a population of roughly 80,000, is known for its decades-long history with basketball and has fostered a huge number of professional basketball players in the last two decades, including 25 NBA players and more than a dozen WNBA players. Countless other players have competed at elite universities.
Durant serves as executive producer for the film, alongside Victor Oladipo, Quinn Cook and Rich Kleiman, founder of Thirty Five Ventures.
"This is a project that is near and dear to my heart," Durant said in an official statement. "Having grown up in Prince George's County and with my family residing there today, it's my life’s mission to not only give back through my foundation but continue to tell the amazing stories of those that have come from there."
"I'm really excited to be partnering with Showtime and for fans to hear from some of the world's best players talk about what PG County means to them."
"Kevin and I are looking to tell compelling stories with sports at the forefront of every Thirty Five Ventures media project, and Basketball County exemplifies that," fellow executive producer Kleinman added.
"Through the voices of nearly a dozen former and current professional basketball players from Prince George's County, fans will learn how important basketball is to the area and how it's impacted the game itself.”
"Kevin has opened up his heart and his mind, and that of his mentors and contemporaries, to reveal the roots of greatness," said Stephen Espinoza, the president of sports and event programming at Showtime Networks Inc.
"In doing so, he and his team have uncovered an extraordinary social and cultural phenomenon unique to Prince George’s County. This is a fascinating story," he added.
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