The NBA announced that it will stream the short film “NBA Lane” in celebration of its 75th anniversary season beginning Thursday, Oct. 7, across all of its platforms.
Per a release from the league, actor and producer Michael B. Jordan and more than 30 players and legends will star in the film.
“Set in a fictional neighborhood where current NBA stars and legends reside, ‘NBA Lane’ takes fans on a journey with the personalities — past, present and future — who have written the history of the game,” the release read. “In the three-minute film, Jordan serves as the neighborhood ‘Hoop Bus‘ driver taking a group of children on a tour of the NBA neighborhood that houses 75 years of basketball culture. As the bus rolls through the streets of the community, the passengers encounter these prolific figures in everyday settings.
“From former rivals Magic Johnson and Larry Bird becoming friendly next-door neighbors; LeBron James tending to his garden; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar teaching Dirk Nowitzki the art of the hook shot; to Zion Williamson breaking a backboard at the street court, it is just another day in the neighborhood. The tour honors both the NBA legends who have laid the foundation of the league and the current players who are shaping its future.”
The release added that the film “will begin airing on television networks Sunday, Oct. 10. Additionally, 30- and 60-second versions of the film will air across all platforms during the fall.
“More adaptations will be produced around marquee events throughout the season featuring a variety of new faces.”