NBA baller Chris Paul is set to executive produce and star in the forthcoming HBO documentary, “The Day Sports Stood Still.”
The feature-length documentary, directed by Antoine Fuqua, will chronicle the abrupt stoppage, athletes’ prominent role in the cultural reckoning on racial injustices that escalated during the pandemic, and the complex return to competition in the summer and fall.
At the center of the film is the first-person account of NBA All-Star and president of the NBA Players Association, Chris Paul, who will relive his journey from being in the middle of the first game to be stopped on March 11, 2020, against the Utah Jazz, to suddenly living in quarantine, to his crucial role in helping re-open the NBA safely to playing in “the bubble.”
“The Day Sports Stood Still” will feature raw interviews with the NBA’s Donovan Mitchell, Danilo Gallinari, Karl-Anthony Towns, team owner Mark Cuban, commissioner Adam Silver, and players association executive director Michele Roberts; MLB’s Mookie Betts; the NHL’s Ryan Reaves; NFL’s Laurent Duvernay-Tardif; Natasha Cloud of the WNBA; LPGA’s Michelle Wie West; Dutch soccer player Marten de Roon; and Olympians Daryl Homer and Laurie Hernandez.
The documentary is slated to premiere on Wednesday, March 24 at 9 p.m. EST and it will be available for streaming on HBO Max.
Will you be tuned in?