Disney’s newest streaming service is telling Anthony Davis‘ story like never before.
Over at Disney+, a brand new docuseries executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter titled Becoming, was recently released to the platform, detailing the backgrounds and childhoods of several celebrities, not just limited to sports. Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar and former Kentucky Wildcat, debuts the series with an in-depth look at his life growing up in South Side Chicago and how he came to Lexington.
The show is definitely intended for a younger-ish audience but is packed to the brim with plenty of interesting content and notes about Davis that you probably didn’t know about beforehand. Some of my personal favorite tidbits I learned about Davis is how he initially wanted to be a police officer, his true friends refer to him as “Fat Man”, and how he essentially started his high school’s basketball program. The episode highlights Davis’ support system growing up, as well, which includes his two sisters, his mom and dad, and late grandfather. The last third of the episode centers around how Davis’ rise to stardom happened literally overnight, John Calipari’s impact (who makes an appearance), his time at Kentucky and beyond.
You’ll need a Disney+ subscription to watch the show, which you can view by clicking the link here. It’s worth the watch.
Last night’s buzzer-beater, today’s source of inspiration. ?? Discover the story of how @AntDavis23's career began in Becoming, an Original Series, now streaming on #DisneyPlus. #BecomingSeries pic.twitter.com/2joTf2DU95
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) September 21, 2020
Other sports figures such as Candace Parker (WNBA) and Rob Gronkowski (NFL) are featured in the series, but of the 10 episodes, most of them focus on celebrities who made it to the big screen or on the radio. Adam DeVine, Caleb McLaughlin, Colbie Calliat, Nick Kroll, Julianne Hough, Nick Cannon, and Ashley Tisdale make up the other seven episodes.
The series name Becoming is based off a docuseries that was built around a similar concept back in 2014, when ESPN released a pilot called “Becoming: LeBron James”. The newest version was initially intended for Disney XD and ESPN Films, but was later moved to Disney+.
His own TV episode AND and his first-ever NBA Finals appearance? 2020 could be worse for AD…
If you don’t have Disney+ yet, at least check out the trailer below.