SHOWTIME today announced a new documentary titled “Basketball County: In the Water,” a collaboration with Kevin Durant and sports business executive Rich Kleiman.
The documentary will make its debut on May 15 and tell the story of the basketball legacy from Prince George’s County, Maryland.
It will also tell the story of PG County’s cultural evolution through the lens of some of the game’s biggest stars.
The executive producers are Durant and Kleiman, who is also Durant’s manager.
Both are also co-founders of Thirty Five Ventures.
Durant is looking forward to bringing his hometown to the world:
Since 2000, PG County (just outside Washington D.C.) has spawned 25 NBA players, more than a dozen WNBA players and countless more who have competed at elite universities.
The documentary will feature personal stories from 2017 No. 1 NBA Draft pick Markelle Fultz, five-time WNBA champion Rebekkah Brunson and Naismith Hall of Fame inductees Morgan Wootten and Adrian Dantley.
“This is a project that is near and dear to my heart,” said Durant. “Having grown up in Prince George’s County and with my family residing there today, it’s my life’s mission to not only give back through my foundation but continue to tell the amazing stories of those that have come from there. I’m really excited to be partnering with Showtime and for fans to hear from some of the world’s best players about what PG County means to them.”
“Kevin and I are looking to tell compelling stories with sports at the forefront of every Thirty Five Ventures media project, and BASKETBALL COUNTY exemplifies that,” added Kleiman. “Through the voices of nearly a dozen former and current professional basketball players from Prince George’s County, fans will learn how important basketball is to the area and how it’s impacted the game itself.”