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Netflix’s “Untold: Malice at The Palace” looks absolutely incredible

The sports documentary of the year is here, and it might be the definitive work on that infamous night 17 years ago in at a Pacers-Pistons game.

Metta World Peace (Ron Artest) attends a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks at Staples Center. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

“I’m never talking about this %#&! again, can you get that on camera?”

Those are the words of the legendary Stephen Jackson, aka Captain Jack, as part of the trailer for Netflix’s newest documentary: UNTOLD Vol 1: Malice at the Palace.

The infamous brawl in The Palace at Auburn Hills on Friday, November 19, 2004 changed the NBA and how fans interact with players forever. The score of the Pacers and Pistons game was well in-hand, but a thrown soda from the stands that landed on Ron Artest while lying on the scorer’s table became the trigger for absolute chaos.

Artest went in the stands, Captain Jack followed him. The fighting ended up all around the lower bowl and game floor. And 17 years later, the questions of class, race, fan entitlement, and athletes as entertainers and people are still being answered.

10 people were arrested, five of them were NBA players, and the outcome of that night still hangs over courtside interactions today. One of the great stories from this event, and one we hope this documentary recounts, is Artest asking Jackson after the game “Jack, you think we going to get in trouble?

The show debuts on Netflix Tuesday, August 10th, but sometimes Netflix drops shows a few hours before the scheduled time. Keep an eye out, as it’s one every sports fan won’t want to miss. Plus the takes from social media will be happening in real time once it’s available for sure.

If you don’t have Netflix, you can join the service here which gives you 30 days free if you’ve never had an account. This might be the right time for it.