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Peacock Original For Ball And Country To Premiere On July 19

  • Date:
    Jul 15, 2021

 

The Docuseries Following USA Basketball Men’s National Team will Stream for Free Exclusively on Peacock Ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo 

For Ball and Country will premiere exclusively on Peacock starting July 19. The docuseries will follow some of the greatest men’s basketball players in America as they set aside their on-court rivalries and form a star-studded team to represent their country. In addition to an all-access look at the 2021 team’s training camp in Las Vegas, the series looks back into the USA Basketball video vault with never-before-seen footage of this storied program. 

Narrated by Oscar, Grammy and Emmy award winning artist, actor, author and activist Common, fans will get an inside look as the USA Basketball Men’s National Team arrives for training camp, coaches meetings, and practices with players and coaches mic’ed up. Head coach Gregg PopovichKevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, Draymond Green, Devin Booker, Bradley Beal and the rest of the USA Basketball team will appear in exclusive behind the scenes access and interviews as they prepare for the Olympics.

 

“Being able to bring together a group of players to carry on the legacy of USA Basketball Men’s National Team and representing the U.S. in the Olympics is something I’m very proud of and excited for,” said Popovich. “This is the highest level of playing there is, and I’m excited for the world to see what we do in Tokyo.”

Episodes 1 and 2 will premiere on July 19, with episodes 3 and 4 streaming on July 20 and episodes 5 and 6 streaming on July 21 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Viewers can stream for free on Peacock, to sign up, click here

‘For Ball and Country’ is produced by Winik Media in association with USA Basketball and NBA Entertainment. For a preview, click here.

 

 

All Team USA men’s basketball games will stream live on Peacock throughout the Olympic Games in Tokyo, beginning with USA vs. France on July 25.

‘For Ball and Country’ will be the latest addition to Peacock sports originals streaming on the service which include Lost Speedways, hosted by Dale Earnhardt, Jr.; GoldenThe Journey of USA's Elite GymnastsMy Pursuit: Life, Legacy & Jordan BurroughsThe Greatest RaceMichael Phelps: Medals, Memories & More, and In Deep with Ryan Lochte. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which streams Peacock Original Brother from Another, as well as The Dan Patrick ShowPFT Live, and The Rich Eisen Show

 

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