(Indianapolis, IN) AND1, the legendary footwear and apparel brand, is set to premiere The Chosen One, a mini documentary on the story of Ben Wallace during the upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend. The exclusive screening event will take place in Indianapolis on Saturday, February 17th at 6:30pm ET. Following the premiere, Wallace will sit down with Ros Gold-Onwude, NBA Analyst & Host, for a fireside chat.
This year will mark the 20th anniversary of Wallace’s championship victory with the Detroit Pistons in 2004. AND1 recognizes there is no better time to celebrate the first and only undrafted Hall of Famer that donned their shoes during his storied career in the NBA. The mini-documentary, produced by AND1 Entertainment, highlights Wallace’s inspiring journey – from his HBCU experience at Virginia Union to his shot at the league, as told by the legend himself.
While Wallace was known for sporting the AND1 Chosen One sneakers on the court, Ben also embodies AND1’s values: raw talent, dedication, and an unmatched work ethic. This powerful combination led the undrafted player to beat the odds by becoming an NBA champion and four-time Defensive Player of the Year. “AND1 Entertainment is excited to showcase this dynamic mini documentary on the incredible and inspiring hoops legend that is Ben Wallace. He has left a large footprint on the game and we’re proud to help tell his story,” said Dexter Gordon, Brand Director at AND1.
The celebration comes on the heels of AND1’s milestone 30th Anniversary last year. AND1 is excited to continue its legacy of honoring the people and communities that built the brand, fostering the love of the game, and ushering in new, raw talent. This year, AND1 will continue celebrating community, hard work, and freedom of expression with new shoe releases, their iconic Open Run Tour, Paint the Park initiatives, and support of the HBCU high school basketball showcase. Upcoming events will include legendary AND1 mixtape OGs and newly signed streetballer featured in the 2023 Open Run Tour, Leaky Roof.
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