“Untold: the reverse of sport”: first episode about the general fight in the NBA between the Pacers and the Pistons in 2004

The documentary series “Untold: the other side of sport” unveils the first of its five episodes on Netflix starting August 10. An issue dedicated to the general fight that broke out during the meeting between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons on November 19, 2004.

This event remains, even today, a huge scar in the recent history of the NBA, the basketball league of North America. After a defeat in the Eastern Conference final a few months earlier, the Indiana Pacers found, on this day of November 19, 2004, the Detroit Pistons – reigning champions after their victory in the final against the Los Angeles Lakers – for their first confrontation of the new season. A tense encounter, the Indiana players have struggled to demonstrate their superiority on the Auburn Hills Palace grounds.

In the room where there are more than 20,000 overheated fans, the Pacers dominate their opponent and appear to be heading for an easy victory. That’s when Ron Artest, a talented but volatile winger from Indiana, decided to foul based on Pistons center Ben Wallace. The latter, who has just buried his brother, loses his temper. The players of the two teams fight. So far nothing abnormal. But when a beer crashes into the head of Ron Artest, who is standing behind the scrum, lying on the scorer’s table, the winger loses his temper to the point of rushing into the stands to blame the suspicious fan. be to blame. Indescribable chaos ensues that will change the face of the NBA forever.

More than 16 years after the events, the documentary series Incalculable dedicates its first issue to this fight known as “Malice in the palace” with testimonies from players (Ron Artest, Stephen Jackson, Jermaine O’Neal, Ben Wallace, Reggie Miller), as well as from sports journalists, fans, representatives of the forces of order and the Judiciary. Through unreleased videos, this episode allows us to apprehend this event from a new perspective and better understand the reactions of others.

Viewers will be able to discover the next four episodes each week, including an episode titled “Breaking Point” (September 7) that will revisit the story of Mardy Fish, a personal friend of Andy Roddick, who lost just before his turn. 2012 USA Open Final against Roger Federer due to paralyzing anxiety attack. The tennis player talks about his ordeal and how he managed to free himself from this great crisis with the help of his family and mental health professionals.

The career of athlete Bruce Jenner (August 24) and her journey through her transition to becoming a woman, the terrible story of boxer Christy Martin (August 17), and her destructive relationship with her husband and trainer Jim Martin, who now he’s behind bars. for trying to shoot and stab her in 2010, or the mind-blowing story of a minor league hockey team (August 31), the Danbury Trashers, bought by a mob godfather who will entrust his 17-year-old son with the management of affairs . son (!!!) and who will be famous for the repeated fights instigated by his own players. And the inevitable failure of this experience as a whole.

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