The 2020 WNBA season was one unlike any other. Amidst a global pandemic and national movement for social justice, the 12 teams of the WNBA played their season in a highly secure bubble in Florida. While the league had always been one that was known for its activism, the 2020 season proved to be more significant than any other.
A new documentary from ESPN Films about the 2020 WNBA season premieres Thursday. Titled ‘144’, the film will highlight the experiences of players within the bubble and how they set out to ensure the season was dedicated to social justice.
Executive produced by Los Angeles Sparks power forward Chiney Ogwumike, she hopes the film can give people a better understanding of the league and its values.
“Every second, every word, every scene, every choice. This is our one shot to tell people why the WNBA is dope on a grand scale. We don’t carry that lightly,” Ogwumike told Sports Illustrated.
The documentary comes just in time for the WNBA’s 25th season, which tip off on Friday May 14th.