Goliath (2023) | First Look


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The three-part documentary series delves deep into the historic life, illustrious career, and profound impact of Wilt Chamberlain, an extraordinary athlete who is often regarded as one of the greatest and most misunderstood figures in sports history. With meticulous attention to detail and a comprehensive approach, the documentary sheds light on the multifaceted aspects of Chamberlain’s journey, aiming to unravel the complexities that surrounded his persona and provide a comprehensive understanding of his enduring legacy.

The first part of the documentary explores Chamberlain’s early life, chronicling his upbringing, influences, and the challenges he faced as a young athlete. It delves into his formative years, from his high school dominance to his college basketball career, setting the stage for the remarkable achievements that would follow. Through archival footage, interviews with family members, coaches, and teammates, the series provides an intimate look into the early experiences that shaped Chamberlain’s character and propelled him towards greatness. In this clip, Chamberlain’s two living sisters, Selina Chamberlain Gross and Barbara Lewis, talk about their childhoods together in West Philadelphia.

“One summer, he came home – at that time we were in elementary school– and my mother almost fainted,” says Barbara in the clip. “She could not believe he had grown so tall so fast. [He was] like six-five.”

Through archival footage, interviews, and meticulous research, the documentary brings Chamberlain’s story to life, leaving viewers with a deeper understanding and appreciation for his remarkable legacy. Watch the first clip below: