- Summary: The evolution of the role of NBA players in politics and culture is the focus of this three-part documentary narrated by Jemele Hill, directed by Gotham Chopra and executive produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Chopra.
- Genre(s): Sports, Movie/Mini-Series, Documentary
- Show Type: Mini-Series
- Season 1 premiere date: Nov 3, 2018
- Episode Length: 60
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Although another recent sports docuseries, ESPN’s Basketball: A Love Story, covers some of the same ground, Shut Up and Dribble is much more pointed and focused. Where Basketball: A Love Story is a well-done, sprawling overview of the sport, Shut Up and Dribble is a laser beam that shoots through decades of modern professional hoops to highlight its long history with racial justice, and celebrate those willing to fight for it as hard as they fight for rebounds.
Somewhat light on analysis, don't go into Shut Up and Dribble expecting to find out what is particularly special about basketball or why it appears to foment unrest. Running three hours, I'd like to say the series is, at least, comprehensive in its history, but the filmmakers basically ignore basketball's more obvious iconoclasts and fallen heroes.