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Apple TV+ announces five-part docuseries about basketball phenom Makur Maker, premiering April 22

ByRandall B. Phelps

Mar 31, 2022

Apple today announced a new docuseries about rising basketball star Makur Maker that will debut on Friday, April 22. exclusively on Apple TV+.

The Makur Maker docuseries is titled “The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball,” and all five games will kick off on April 22.

It’s the same premiere date as Apple’s upcoming four-part docuseries on Magic Johnson, They Call Me Magic, giving subscribers a double bill for basketball fans on that date.

The series will feature Maker’s decision to attend Howard University to pursue his NBA ambitions, only to be faced with the challenges of a global pandemic. It is produced and directed by Seth Gordon.

The docuseries is an intimate look at Makur’s life as a student-athlete dreaming of reaching the NBA, while unexpected physical challenges and a global pandemic threaten his college career. Off the court, “The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball” explores how his journey from fleeing war-torn South Sudan as a child and his tight support system led him to go to a historically black, and in turn, enabled him to make an impactful statement in the wake of America’s cultural response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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