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There's A Fred VanVleet Documentary In The Works & Drake Is Involved

It will include never-before seen footage.
A Fred VanVleet Documentary Is In The Works & Drake Is Involved

The Raptors could find success at the Oscars as well as in the NBA, because there is a Fred VanVleet documentary coming to screens this year.

Par-Lay: The Fred VanVleet Story will follow the Raptors guard's rise to success and show fans how he went from an NCAA recruit to the highest-paid undrafted NBA free agent ever.

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The documentary is being made in part by TSN, Par-Lay Sports & Entertainment, and the "athlete empowerment brand" UNINTERRUPTED Canada, which is led in partnership with pop star Drake.

The film will feature unseen footage of VanVleet during the 2020 off-season, which is when he made his decision to sign with the Raptors and sign the NBA's largest-ever free-agent contract for an undrafted player.

According to a press release announcing the film, The Fred VanVleet Story will also show his upbringing in Illinois, and the "heartbreaking challenges he faced avoiding the streets" before turning into the NBA player he is today.

“No matter where you’re coming from, or where you’re going, you have a gift. Make it count," VanVleet said in the release.

The documentary will air on TSN in the fall of 2021, according to the release.

International rights to the film will be made available for purchase later this year.

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