Wilt Chamberlain Docuseries ‘Goliath’ to Premiere on Showtime in July

Wilt Chamberlain Docuseries ‘Goliath’ to Premiere on Showtime in July

A sports documentary on NBA Hall of Famer Walt Chamberlain will premiere next month in July according to Showtime Sports.

Arguably one of the greatest centers, if not the greatest to ever play the game of basketball, the Showtime network will debut the docuseries, “Goliath” on demand as well as on the streaming Showtime app. The program is slated to premiere on Friday, July 14 to any subscriber of Paramount+ With Showtime. The following Sunday on July 16 at 10 ET/PT, the docuseries will start its weekly run on the network.

Former NBA player, Kevin Garnett and his Content Cartel production company are producing “Goliath” along with Village Roadshow Television, Gotham Chopra’s Religion of Sports, Happy Madison Productions, and Heeltap! Entertainment.

“It was an honor and privilege for my team and me to share Wilt’s incredible legacy with the world,” said Garnett in a written statement. “Wilt’s cultural impact as a prominent outspoken African American athlete was revolutionary, especially during a time when social strength was not popular. There is no KG, [Michael] Jordan, Hakeem [Olajuwon], LeBron [James], Kobe [Bryant], or Shaq [Shaquille O’Neal] if Wilt doesn’t pave our way. We all stand on his strong shoulders. We all owe a very special thanks to Barbara Lewis and Wilt’s family for allowing us the full access and trust which was crucial to tell this extraordinary story. GOLIATH is not only a tribute to Wilt’s extraordinary career but also a celebration of the mark he left on and off the basketball court and the world.”

Although Chamberlain passed away in 1999, through the use of artificial intelligence, the audience will hear “Goliath” through the voice of the deceased center. The story will take us through his breakthrough as an athlete and a high school basketball player. The cultural impact of Chamberlain through the areas of sports, celebrity, politics, and life in general. The docuseries will follow him through his dominance of college, the NBA, and the many records he shattered as he plowed through the league and made his mark.

There will be testimonials and dialogue from various notable figures like Garnett, Pat Riley, Rick Barry, Bill Walton, Lisa Leslie, Oscar Robertson, Jemele Hill, Jerry West, and the late Jim Brown.

Wilt Chamberlain Docuseries ‘Goliath’ to Premiere on Showtime in July


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