Former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is working on a documentary about one of the better basketball stories in the past 20 years.
Wade announced last week that he is producing a documentary about the “Redeem Team,” which will cover Team USA’s gold medal run at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
“It’s something that we’ve been working on for the last year or so,” Wade said on the Platform Basketball Podcast on Friday, via the Miami Herald. “For me, that was a big year, 2008. I had to kind of redeem myself because everybody thought I was done.
“But that was an amazing time, man, and like that team, dog? Oh my god.”
The 2008 team had tons of talent, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Jason Kidd, Dwight Howard and more. They went undefeated to win the gold medal after earning just a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics.
Those Summer Olympics didn’t just mark redemption for Team USA, but also for Wade. The 13-time All-Star played in just 51 games for the Heat due to injuries leading up to the games and led them to a league-worst 15-67 record just two years after winning the NBA Finals. Wade, then 26, ended up leading Team USA in scoring with 16 points per game in Beijing en route to the gold medal.
Team USA, after cruising through the group stage, easily handled Australia and Argentina before grabbing an 11-point win over Spain in the gold medal game — which marked the first of three consecutive gold medals and undefeated runs.
It’s not clear when the documentary will premiere or what format it will follow.
One thing is for sure, though: It’s bound to be an exciting watch.
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