Grammy Award-Winning Artist Common to Narrate USA Men’s Basketball Docuseries

I told myself I wouldn’t begin this news about the dope new docuseries coming to Peacock mentioning LeBron James and I’ve clearly already failed. While James’ absence from the USA Men’s National Basketball team isn’t new, the real highlights of the highs and lows of the Olympics have been shouldered by the NBA’s new elite squad, specifically younger players like Devin Booker, Jayson Tatum, and Bam Adebayo.

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For Ball and Country is set to premiere exclusively on Peacock starting July 19. The new docuseries will showcase 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. Alongside the all-access look at the 2021 team’s training camp in Las Vegas, the series takes a look back at the USA Basketball video vault with never-before-seen footage of this storied program. 

In even more dope news, the docuseries will be 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. Led by legendary head coach Gregg Popovich, and NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, Draymond Green, Devin Booker, and Bradley Beal, audiences will gain access to exclusive behind the scenes moments and interviews as the team prepares for the Olympics.

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.