In the series’ premiere of Stephen vs The Game, @StephenCurry with the help of his parents and wife Ayesha reflect on his childhood spent with a basketball in-hand. All which has led him and the Warriors to bring a third Championship home to Oakland to cap the 2017-2018 season. Now with some downtime we follow Stephen off the court before preparing to lead the Warriors to another championship.
Sister Madonna Buder goes by another name – The Iron Nun. As a Catholic Nun and Ironman triathlete, she’s spent her life inspiring others. On the eve of her 88th birthday, prepping for possibly her final race, she reflects on the legacy of her life.
Alexey Molchanov is the best Freediver alive. At Vertical Blue, one of diving’s premier competitions, he wants to dominate like never before. But for Alexey, diving isn’t a sport; it’s a means of reconnecting with a mother he lost to the ocean.
The border between Mexico and the US has never been more controversial. So when the Tornillo Coyotes, a small Texas High School team, and the Juarez Titanes, a volunteer team from Mexico’s crime capital, play one another, it’s more than just a game.
In villages around Alaska, young Natives share the same dream as kids from LA to New York – to be an NBA baller. The first step on that path is NABI, the Native American Basketball Invitational, where Team Alaska play other Native teams from America.
In 2018, Iceland became the smallest nation to ever qualify for a World Cup. Everyone in the country will be watching their team play. All except one. Because for young Ingo, watching Iceland at the World Cup reminds him of what could have been.
The Isle of Man TT is the most dangerous motorbike race in the world. Hitting speeds in excess of 200 mph, fatalities during the event are a statistical certainty. And yet, each year, the riders come back. What is it about the TT that pulls them in?
Original Air Date: Nov 17, 2018
The very public brawl known as “Malice in the Palace” is the catalyst for new NBA rules. But it is also an opportunity for players to own their brands and create both social and financial equity for themselves. The NBA begins its transition to a “players’ league,” with players reaching unprecedented levels of economic and cultural influence. The murders of Trayvon Martin and Erik Garner create a chance for NBA players to stand up and be heard. In the present turbulent political era, players are now unwilling to just “shut up and dribble.”
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Original Air Date: Nov 10, 2018
1984 brought the arrival of the one and only Michael Jordan. MJ breaks barriers when his out-of-context quote, “Republicans buy sneakers too” becomes a signature declaration for a generation of players. In the wake of the Rodney King riots in L.A., two black players, Craig Hodges and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, make their voices heard and pay the price. Allen Iverson rises and becomes a trendsetter unlike anyone before him, even though his defiant style on the court gets him only so far in the NBA.
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Original Air Date: Nov 3, 2018
Prompted by Laura Ingraham’s public criticism of LeBron James and other NBA players’ outspokenness on the current political climate, the first episode is an exploration of the league’s social and cultural influence across time. Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson risked their careers and paved the way for generations of future players. Julius “Dr. J” Erving’s style of play laid the groundwork for Larry Bird and Magic Johnson (and David Stern) to catapult the NBA into an era of higher visibility and prosperity.
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