The first official trailer for the highly anticipated upcoming Netflix documentary The Redeem Team has been released, highlighting the chemistry building behind one of the best basketball teams ever assembled.
The trailer lays out what to expect from the upcoming documentary, including interviews with stars like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and more. The new video also showcases some behind-the-scenes footage of the team building chemistry, alongside the inclusion of superstar Kobe Bryan onto the team in an effort to bring a more competitive spirit.
The trailer also shows what it was like for the team as they attempted to redeem the United States Men’s Basketball program and win a gold medal.
Check out The Redeem Team trailer below:
The documentary is set to follow what many consider to be one of the best basketball teams ever assembled and their dominant run through the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, culminating in a gold medal victory. The film will feature “unprecedented Olympic footage and behind-the-scenes material,” and will feature interviews with a variety of athletes and coaches from the team, including Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, among others.
Dubbed the “Redeem Team” as an homage to the infamous 1992 Olympic squad that was called the “Dream Team,” the 2008 United States men’s Olympic basketball team was captained by the late Kobe Bryant and was put together with the goal of “redeeming” the U.S. men’s team, which had finished with a disappointing Bronze Medal during the 2004 Summer Olympics following the major withdrawal of a variety of talent.
In 2008, USA Basketball changed its approach to forming the team, with the final roster featuring eleven NBA All-Stars, two NBA MVPs, and a Hall of Fame coach. During their run in the Olympics, the team didn’t lose a single game and finished their preliminary rounds with a point differential of +161 before going on to cruise to a Gold Medal win in the tournament.