Nets’ Kevin Durant drops trailer for Basketball County documentary
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant has dropped the trailer for “Basketball Country: In the Water,” a sports documentary he co-executive produced along with business partner Rich Kleiman and NBA players Quinn Cook and Victor Oladipo.
Peep the trailer below via Durant’s Twitter. “Basketball County: In the Water” will debut on May 15 on Showtime.
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) April 27, 2020
Based on the trailer, the sports documentary is about Prince George’s County, Maryland — Durant’s hometown as well as other NBA and WNBA players: Quinn Cook, Jeff Green, Victor Oladipo, Michael Beasley, Markelle Fultz, and Marissa Coleman. Among all counties in the US, PG County has produced the most professional basketball players over the last two decades. The Nets’ superstar is the most famous one. Per its IMDB page:
This documentary tells the story of the basketball players of Prince George’s County, MD. Since 2000, the county has spawned some 25 NBA players, more than a dozen WNBA players, and countless more who have competed at elite universities.
For the former league MVP, now playing for the Nets, the documentary is his way of giving back to the community that raised him as well as his basketball colleagues.
“This is a project that is near and dear to my heart,” said Durant in a statement per the Washington Post. “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.”
Durant of the Nets is slowly making his mark as a sports documentary. Recently, he also helped produced “Q Ball,” a documentary about the inmates of San Quentin State Prison who sees basketball as an outlet.