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Old 10-28-18, 02:45 PM
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Shut Up and Dribble (Showtime) -- 3-part History of NBA Documentary -- 11/3/18




SHUT UP AND DRIBBLE chronicles the modern history of the NBA and its players, including the 1976 merger of the freewheeling ABA and the more conventional NBA. The league soon became an incubator for many of its top athletes to grow their brands beyond the court, becoming powerful players in commerce and fashion, and transcending the game to become cultural icons. The poignant series charts this evolution through the experience of basketball players, who by taking control of their own destinies have helped to bring about social change and use their platform for a broader purpose.

SHUT UP AND DRIBBLE is a presentation of SHOWTIME Sports Documentary Films and a Religion of Sports/Dirty Robber production in association with SpringHill Entertainment and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series is executive produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Gotham Chopra, Rich Paul, Martin Desmond Roe, Chris Uetwiller and Datari Turner.

SHUT UP AND DRIBBLE Premieres November 3 at 9 PM.


Trailer was just released a few days ago. It premieres on Saturday. Just wanted to post this to give you a heads up to record.
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Re: Shut Up and Dribble (Showtime) -- 3-part History of NBA Documentary -- 11/3/18

Episode 1 aired on Saturday night. Anyone watch?

I thought it was actually pretty good. They covered quite a bit in 50 minutes and had a lot of interviews. They went all the way from the Bill Russell era to the Bird/Magic era. Looks like the next episode picks up with Michael Jordan.

However, they didn't get new interviews with Bird & Magic. They were a big part of the last 15 minutes or so. But, if I had to guess they probably turned it out since they talked about their rivalry ad nauseum on other documentaries. They did talk to Russell, Isiah Thomas, Oscar Robertson and a few others.

It wasn't a straight up history of basketball episode. They incorporated other topics like racism and poverty in the eras where basketball grew and developed.

Only drawback was the narration. It was narrated by Jemele Hill. Not a fan of hers or her voice. This would have been fantastic with someone like Liev Schreiber narrating, but he has a deal with HBO Sports.

I know this show isn't exactly on the priority list for many here with so many other things to watch, but if you're a basketball fan, it's worth checking out.
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