HBO To Air Documentary On COVID-19’s Impact On Sports World

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HBO Sports is set to air a documentary this month on the impact the coronavirus pandemic had on the sports world. The documentary, titled The Day Sports Stood Still, takes a look at the sports shutdown due to COVID-19 in March 2020 and the events that followed.

The documentary, which includes a first-person account of NBA All-Star and NBA Players Association president Chris Paul, who is an executive producer, “will chronicle the abrupt stoppage, athletes’ prominent role in the cultural reckoning on racial injustices that escalated during the pandemic and the complex return to competition in the summer and fall,” according to a press release.

Paul, who played for the Oklahoma City Thunder at the time of the first game to be stopped on March 11, 2020, and played a crucial role in helping the NBA restart play in the Orlando bubble.

The Day Sports Stood Still will premiere on HBO on Wednesday, March 24 from 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET.

It will also stream on HBO Max.

The documentary also features interviews from the NBA’s Donovan Mitchell, Danilo Gallinari, Karl-Anthony Towns, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, commissioner Adam Silver, and players association executive director Michele Roberts; MLB’s Mookie Betts; the NHL’s Ryan Reaves; NFL’s Laurent Duvernay-Tardif; Natasha Cloud of the WNBA; LPGA’s Michelle Wie West; Dutch soccer player Marten de Roon; and Olympians Daryl Homer and Laurie Hernandez.

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