*HBO Sports is teaming up with film and TV producer Jamie Patricof and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant for the reality special “The Offseason: Kevin Durant,” debuting Tuesday, Nov. 4 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT).
The pay channel describes the hour as “a first-person account of the life of the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar forward, from the moment his NBA Basketball season ended on May 31, until he reported to training camp for the upcoming season in late September.”
Cameras and microphones were embedded with the 26-year-old five-time All-Star throughout the summer, capturing his transition from the extremely demanding pace of a 100-game pro basketball campaign to the equally demanding off-season.
After moving to Los Angeles for the summer, the Washington DC-native is consumed with keeping his game sharp, making the tough decision to step away from USA Basketball, tending to his business partner and brand commitments, appearing at camps, and still finding time to rest his body and mind before returning to OKC to lead the Thunder as they prepare for the 2014-2015 season.
Durant created the concept for the special, along with Patricof and Rich Kleiman, Durant’s Roc Nation agent.
“Working with HBO on this project was an exciting opportunity, and I want to thank the film crews, producers, directors and everyone involved,” says Durant. “The project allowed me to show my fans the work that is put in on and away from the court when the cameras are off us. With “The Offseason” now in the wraps, I look forward to taking all the work that people will see happens in the summer months to the court in the regular season with my teammates and the Thunder.”