Prince George’s County, Maryland takes center stage in Basketball County: In the Water, a documentary that features NBA superstar Kevin Durant as one of its producers — as well as one of its subjects. It premieres Friday, May 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
If you don’t have cable or don’t have Showtime, here’s how to watch Basketball County: In the Water on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device:
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If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber or you start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand Showtime content via the Showtime Channel, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the Showtime channel, you can then watch Basketball County: In the Water either live as it airs or on-demand anytime after.
For either option, you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
This is ultimately the same option as above, except you’ll watch on Showtime’s digital platforms insted of Amazon’s. Showtime’s streaming service, which includes all live and on-demand Showtime content, comes with a free 30-day trial:
Once you’re signed up for Showtime’s streaming service, you can watch Basketball County: In the Water live or on-demand on your computer via the Showtime website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, Smart TV, Facebook Portal TV or other compatible streaming device.
Showtime is available as an add-on to FuboTV’s main 95-channel package. Both the main channel bundle and the Showtime add-on can be included in your free seven-day trial:
Once signed up, you can either watch Basketball County: In the Water live, or you can watch on-demand anytime after. With either option, you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
Whether you already have Hulu or you want to sign up for a new subscription, Showtime is available as an add-on to either Hulu or Hulu with Live TV. If you’re a new subscriber, you can start a free 30-day trial of regular Hulu plus the Showtime add-on:
Once signed up for Hulu and the Showtime add-on, you can watch Basketball County: In the Water live as it airs, or you can watch it on-demand anytime after.
You can watch on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (on-demand only), Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
‘Basketball County: In the Water’ Preview
Basketball County: In the Water tells the story of one particular geographic location that has become legendary for the sheer amount of basketball talent to emerge from one concentrated area in recent years. According to Showtime, “Since 2000, the county just outside the nation’s capital has spawned some 25 NBA players, more than a dozen WNBA players, and countless more who have competed at elite universities, highlighting the decades-long prevalence of basketball within the region.”
Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz, and Los Angeles Lakers guard Quinn Cook are all from Prince George’s County. Len Bias, Jeff Green, Ty Lawson, Rodney McGruder and Danny Ferry and Durant himself also called the area home. Rich Kleiman, along with Quinn Cook and Victor Oladipo, co-produced the film alongside Durant.
“This is a project that is near and dear to my heart,” Durant said in a statement. Durant partnered with Kleiman and Thirty Five Ventures to executive produce the film.
“Kevin and I are looking to tell compelling stories with sports at the forefront of every Thirty Five Ventures media project, and Basketball County exemplifies that,” Kleiman said about their foray into filmmaking. “Through the voices of nearly a dozen former and current professional basketball players from Prince George’s County, fans will learn how important basketball is to the area and how it’s impacted the game itself.”
Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza lauded Durant’s openness during the project. “Kevin has opened up his heart and his mind, and that of his mentors and contemporaries, to reveal the roots of greatness,” Espinoza, who serves as Showtime’s president of sports and event programming, told the media. “In doing so, he and his team have uncovered an extraordinary social and cultural phenomenon unique to Prince George’s County. This is a fascinating story.”
Durant also told the Washington Post he felt the need to give back to the community that gave him so much. “Having grown up in Prince George’s County and with my family residing there today, it’s my life’s mission to not only give back through my foundation but continue to tell the amazing stories of those that have come from there. I’m really excited to be partnering with SHOWTIME and for fans to hear from some of the world’s best players about what PG County means to them.”
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