Goliath, a three-part documentary series produced by Showtime Sports, will premiere on Paramount+ with Showtime on Friday, July 14 at 10:00 PM ET/PT, with the following episodes launching on Sundays. The program delves into the incredible life, spectacular career and profound legacy of Wilt Chamberlain.
According to the show’s official synopsis:
“A three-part documentary series examining the historic life, career and influence of Wilt Chamberlain.” Chamberlain, one of the greatest and most misunderstood sportsmen of all time, transformed the game of basketball, shattering records and racial boundaries while maintaining his own standards on and off the court. Wilt Chamberlain was an idol who lived his life on an epic scale, from his unparalleled athleticism to his ground-breaking feats.”
Goliath uses cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology to bring Chamberlain’s voice to life, narrating his own words over a compelling historic video from the Wilt Chamberlain Estate.
Wilt Chamberlain stars in the upcoming Showtime documentary Goliath.
Directed by Rob Ford and Christopher Dillon, Goliath explores the remarkable life, spectacular career and continuing impact of former NBA center Wilt Chamberlain. The three-part documentary series presents an in-depth examination of Chamberlain’s historical significance and cultural impact.
Goliath deftly ties together the incredible life of Wilt Chamberlain and perfectly blends his biography into the rich fabric of American history. Each episode digs into a different facet of Chamberlain’s significant cultural impact, from his rise as a high school prodigy in the 1950s to his death in 1999. This immersive series provides a thorough picture of Chamberlain, demonstrating the significant impact he had on these arenas and beyond. It explores issues of power, money, race relations, sexuality, politics and fame.
Everything you need to know about NBA star Wilt Chamberlain.
Wilt Chamberlain had a significant effect on both basketball and American society. His extraordinary athleticism made him stand out, despite his exceptional height of 7 feet 1 inch. During his career, he set numerous records, including the unsurpassed feat of scoring 100 points in a single game.
Chamberlain, who played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers, changed the game with his overwhelming scoring, rebounding and shot-blocking powers. The NBA landscape was shaped by his epic rivalry with Bill Russell. Off the pitch, Chamberlain had a varied life. He dabbled in business, dabbled in acting, and gained a reputation as a ladies’ man. As one of the first African-American sports celebrities, he also pushed for civil rights.
What to look forward to in the upcoming docuseries
Power, money, racism, sex, politics and fame are all discussed in Goliath. The presentation presents a thorough explanation of Chamberlain’s importance in American history via historical film, interviews and expert analysis. The docuseries, directed by Rob Ford and Christopher Dillon, aims to engage and intrigue audiences with its engaging narrative.