Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul is producing and starring in a new HBO documentary ‘The Day Sports Stood Still.’
The documentary will focus on the night the COVID-19 pandemic halted NBA play after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was diagnosed with the virus.
Paul was in Salt Lake City on March 11 with the rest of the Thunder to play against the Jazz, but their game was delayed and eventually postponed after Gobert’s test results came back positive.
Recognizing the significance of the moment, Palu contacted producer Brian Grazer and about his documentary idea, which will be directed by Antoine Fequa and premiere on HBO in early 2021.
‘The Day Sports Stood Still,’ will feature Paul talking about that fateful night in Salt Lake City and the journey of creating and playing in the NBA Bubble in Orlando.
Other sports celebrities will participate, giving in-depth interviews on how the pandemic affected their careers and changed their lives in surprising ways.
The film will highlight a cast of notable figures, including an NFL Super Bowl champion who volunteers in the ER and a WNBA champion who sits out the 2020 season to fight racial inequality and social injustice.
Paul’s documentary is sure to give fans of all sports a fascinating look behind the scenes at what the players went through as well as how their lives were similarly impacted by the virus as our own.