One of the most controversial moments in NBA history will receive a new in-depth look alongside some of the other most captivating sports story threads of all time: Untold, the all-new documentary series by Netflix not only offers previously unseen footage and interviews but also promises unprecedented player involvement.
Ron Artest, intermittently known as Metta World Peace, infamously charged into the stands in the fourth quarter of a game against the Detroit Pistons in 2004. Several of his teammates, among them Reggie Miller, Stephen Jackson and Jermaine O’Neal, followed him. While they all had different motives and roles in what quickly turned into the biggest brawl between players and spectators, the situation got out of hand almost instantly.
After the NBA issued some of the biggest fines and longest suspensions in league history, apologies were issued from players and fans alike. However, as Reggie Miller (among others) has pointed out, it was deemed unlikely that many of the players would ever talk about their role in the brawl ever again.
However, the fact players like Jermaine O’Neal and Al Harrington played crucial roles in the development and production of the documentary was the primary reason for key figures like Artest and Jackson to change their mind and participate in in-depth and exclusive interviews for the documentary.
In addition to the trailer above, make sure to also check out Stephen Jackson’s can’t-miss appearance on the Rick Eisen Show a couple of years ago, in which Captain Jack not only offers a rare analysis of the events at the Palace of Auburn Hills but also shares a uniquely hilarious nugget from the Pacers’ locker room after the game.
Do you think we’re going to get in trouble?Ron Artest, in the Pacers’ locker room after the Malice at the Palace, according to Stephen Jackson
The Malice at the Palice is covered in the first episode (of five) in Netflix’ new documentary series Untold, premiering Sunday, August 10th, on the streaming platform.