Kevin Wilson Jr. (cred: IMDB)
Alum Kevin Wilson Jr’s documentary “Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1” is premiering Aug 23 on Netflix.
Untold is a Netflix docuseries covering pivotal moments in sports history. Netflix released the official trailer and synopsis following the announcement of the upcoming documentary titles: Born out of the playgrounds of New York City, the “And 1 Mixtape Tour” took streetball to the masses, challenging convention and picking up a team of basketball misfits along the way. “The Rise and Fall of AND1” traces the journey of how three young friends with a dream of bringing greater acclaim to the game they loved, connected with the underground artform of streetball, and ended up flipping the billion-dollar basketball industry on its head. AND1 co-founders along with streetball legends The Professor, Hot Sauce, Skip 2 My Lou, The Main Event, Shane the Dribbling Machine and more reflect on their experience and the brand's journey.
“To tell the story of And1 you have to tell the story of grit, passion, perseverance and an undying love of the game of basketball,” director Kevin Wilson Jr. said in a statement to Complex. “Not only is this the story of streetball legends who kicked off a culture shifting movement and lived out their dreams to get paid to hoop when virtually everyone else shut them out. It’s also the story of regular people around the world who, because of And1, finally gained access to the energy and pandemonium of in-person high skilled, high energy basketball.”
Read more at Complex.