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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were both members of the 2008 US Olympic men’s basketball team, and now they’re teaming up again to give viewers an inside look at a team called “The Redeem Team.”
The new Netflix movie “The Redeem Team” is the streaming service’s first collaboration with the International Olympic Committee. The documentary is hitting the streaming platform on October 7.
The film will feature behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with athletes and coaches, including Wade, James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski.
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In 2008, the team competed at the Olympic Games in Beijing, where they won gold after previously taking bronze at the Olympic Games in Athens.
The documentary is directed by John Weinbach, who produced the Michael Jordan documentary “The Last Dance.” Greg Grogel and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza produced the film. Both James and Wade executive produced the film with Frank Marshall, Mike Tolin, Weinbach, Mark Parkman, Mary Byrne, Yiannis Exarchos, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron.
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“In 2008, I played with my heroes, all stars, friends and future teammates. Besides winning and showing the world that we still dominate, our other biggest challenge is to change the perception that everyone thinks about the NBA and USA Basketball!” Wide said in a statement.
“I’m excited for everyone to get a chance to go behind the scenes and see all the work that went into this iconic team—The Redeem Team!”
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Kobe Bryant was the captain of the 2008 Olympic basketball team. James, Wade, Paul, Anthony and Jason Kidd were also members of the team.