We are getting close to the one-year anniversary when the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic, and when the NBA suspended its season due to a positive test by Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert. Once Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, nearly all professional sports stopped play soon after.
HBO will release a documentary called “The Day Sports Stood Still” on Wednesday, Mar. 24 at 9 p.m. ET. It is directed by Antoine Fuqua and roduced by Brian Grazer. According to a releasee earlier this week, the documentary is coming primarily from the perspective of now-Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (he’s an executive producer). However, athletes from many sports were also featured in the film including Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud.
Cloud became a leading voice in the sports world in June when she organized efforts for a Mystics and Washington Wizards’ “Together We Stand” march. After the march, she decided to skip the 2020 WNBA season to focus more on racial equality and social justice efforts.
At the moment, Cloud’s last contract expired with the Mystics last year. But she can only negotiate a WNBA contract with Washington instead of free agency due to the fact that she chose to skip last season.
I normally don’t have HBO on my cable plan, but I think I’ll sign up for a month to watch Cloud’s segments in this documentary.