Trailer released for 'The Redeem Team' about USA's quest for basketball redemption at Beijing 2008

The new documentary film executive produced by Redeem Team members LeBron James and Dwyane Wade - to be launched worldwide on 7 October exclusively on Netflix - tells how Kobe Bryant and USA's NBA stars regained Olympic gold.

2 min By Olympics.com | Created 13 September
USA Redeem Team celebrates gold at Beijing 2008
(Picture by 2008 Getty Images)

Redemption was the word on everyone's lips when Team USA's men's basketball team took to the court at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Four years earlier in Athens, they failed to bring home gold for the first time since the 'Dream Team' of Barcelona 1992 when NBA stars were finally admitted to the tournament.

After group play defeats to Puerto Rico and Lithuania, USA suffered a semi-final defeat to Argentina's 'Golden Generation' before winning their rematch against Lithuania to take bronze.

Without Argentina's Golden Generation, there would not have been a Redeem Team.

With Mike Krzyzewski, aka Coach K, at the helm and Kobe Bryant captaining the side, Team USA overcame historic challenges to regain their Olympic title in Beijing.

Now you can relive that triumph in a new documentary film, entitled 'The Redeem Team', to be launched worldwide on 7 October exclusively on Netflix.

Watch the trailer here now.

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were among the players who tasted defeat in Athens before winning gold in China, and they executive produced the film which features never-seen-before footage from the Olympic archives as well as new behind-the-scenes material from NBA Entertainment.

There are also new interviews with those who were part of this iconic basketball story - including James, Wade and Coach K - with the documentary offering an original and fascinating portrait of team building which heralded the launch of a new era of Team USA men's basketball at the Olympic Games.

'The Redeem Team' promotional poster
'The Redeem Team' promotional poster

Produced by the Olympic Channel along with the Kennedy/Marshall Company and Mandalay Sports Media, in association with 59th and Prairie Entertainment, UNINTERRUPTED, NBA Entertainment and USA Basketball, the film is directed by Jon Weinbach.

'The Redeem Team' is the first collaborative feature documentary between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Netflix.

Get in the mood by enjoying the 'Golden Generation'.

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