Remember the Redeem Team?
One of Kobe Bryant‘s greatest feats was leading Team USA to Gold at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 after the squad suffered a shocking defeat and settled for Bronze during the 2004 Olympic games in Athens.
Bryant, along with reigning rebounding champion Dwight Howard and future Hall of Famer Chris Paul, joined LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, Jason Kidd, Michael Redd, Chris Bosh, and Tayshaun Prince on the buzzy squad.
In Netflix’s ‘The Redeem Team,’ we get a front row seat to Team USA’s redemption tour through unprecedented Olympic footage, behind-the-scenes material, and commentary from LeBron, Dwyane Wade, Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, and Carmelo Anthony with vintage footage of the late Kobe Bryant himself.
The documentary offers a fascinating portrait of team building, star power, and resilience that shines through in the trailer you can enjoy below:
‘The Redeem Team’ is the latest in a series of Netflix Docs that delve deeply into a pivotal moment in sports while exploring what happened beyond the headlines as told by those who lived it.
“What makes [the Redeem Team] significant is that unlike every American basketball team, these guys had lost not once, not twice, but three times… The bloom was off the rose with USA basketball,” said Director Jon Weinbach in an interview with Netflix’s Tudum.
“I wanted to remind people why it was a redemption,” he continued, adding, “What does it mean? It wasn’t just that they needed to win a gold medal.”
‘The Redeem Team’ streams exclusively on Netflix October 7th, 2022.