In the Water, is the name given to the Kevin Durant produced documentary that will take a deep dive into the Prince George's County, Maryland community. Durant and his Thirty Five Ventures team are finalizing a documentary that will be aired on Showtime before the end of this NBA season. The documentary was created by Jimmy Jenkins.
The NBA has some talented players that have played and are playing in the league that come from PG County, with KD being one of them. Others past and present include Ty Lawson, Victor Oladipo, Len Bias, Markelle Fultz, Quinn Cook, Jeff Green, Nolan Smith, Delonte West, Rodney McGruder, Jerami Grant, Mike Beasley, Jarrett Jack, and the list goes on. Just these names alone makes this documentary must see tv. Stephen Espinoza, the president of Showtime Sports said, "this project will look at why players from PG County do well culturally and societally."
PG County is a real life Wakanda in a sense, being the most affluent county for African Americans in the nation. Of the top ten richest black neighborhoods in America, PG County has seven of the ten spots as of July 2019. The neighborhoods are Lake Arbor (9), Friendly(8), Fort Washington (5), Brandywine (4), Mitchellville (3), Rosaryville (2), and Woodmore (1). The resources are available for local athletes to build and develop their games. Some of the names mentioned above have played on teams in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC), such as DeMatha, which is always a national contender in all sports. And get this, the project only focuses in basketball; football has an extensive list of pro players from the area, with afro.com calling PG County an "NFL hotbed."
Who would have thought we would be excited to see some work from KD this year that wasn't basketball? Welp, here we are. Can't wait to see this on Showtime.