Shut Up and Dribble is the new documentary series co-produced by LeBron James that explores how professional athletes have used their platforms to challenge various political and social issues. The miniseries debut two weeks ago, and is set to air its final episode tonight (Nov. 17) at 9 p.m. Eastern on Showtime.
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Once signed up, you can watch Shut Up and Dribble episodes live as they air, or you can watch them on-demand anytime after. With either option, you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
The first two episodes of Shut Up and Dribble has earned acclaim from critics and fans alike. “Shut Up and Dribble isn’t an eye-opening re-contextualization of history, nor is it an intentionally inflammatory revisionist work,” wrote GQ. “It’s just a brief, digestible account of what happened by some people who were there, and an emphatic reminder that, yes, sports have always been political, and black athletes who have dared to speak for themselves have always been met by white critics who would prefer they not talk at all.”
“Where Shut Up and Dribble hits hardest,” added the publication, “Is in the way it shows the persistent pressure of respectability politics used to keep black athletes, and those who would admire them, in line.” The first two episodes focused on players like Bill Russell, Craig Hodges, and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, and the strife they faced by standing up for what they believed in.
The third and final episode focuses on the current state of the NBA and stars like James and Steph Curry. “The NBA begins its transition to a players’ league, with players reaching unprecedented levels of economic and cultural influence,” states the Showtime description for the episode. “The murders of Trayvon Martin and Erik Garner create a chance for NBA players to stand up and be heard. In the present turbulent political era, players are now unwilling to just “shut up and dribble.”