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- Friday, Aug. 19, 2022
LeBron James, Dwayne Wade produce doc on 2008 Olympic "Redeem Team"
- NEW YORK (AP)
A documentary on the 2008 U.S. men's basketball team known as the "Redeem Team," with executive producers including LeBron James and Dwayne Wade, will premiere on Netflix this fall.
"The Redeem Team" will debut Oct. 7 on Netflix, the streaming service announced Friday. The film is Netflix's first collaboration with the International Olympic Committee. With behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from the players and coach Mike Krzyzewski, the documentary chronicles the 2008 team's bid for gold in the Beijing games after a disappointing bronze finish at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
Kobe Bryant was captain of the 2008 team, which also included James, Wade, Jason Kidd, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony. The team, whose nickname referenced the fabled 1992 "Dream Team," beat Spain in the gold medal game.
"The Redeem Team" is directed by Jon Weinbach, a producer on Netflix's 2020 documentary series on Michael Jordan's final season with the Chicago Bulls, "The Last Dance."