Is the TV show Swagger based on a True Story?

By Louie Fecou
Published: June 27, 2023
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Is the TV show Swagger based on a True Story

Is the TV show Swagger based on a True Story? We discuss the Apple TV Show, which may contain minor spoilers.

American basketball fans are as fanatical about their team and the sport in the same way that UK football fans are, and it means that TV shows about basketball probably do better Stateside than they do here.

Apple TV+ has recently dropped the second season of Swagger, a sports-based show that has managed to buck the trend of other new shows by actually getting renewed.

The show is centered around a youth team and, as you would expect, examines the sport, the relationships within the team, and the highs and lows of Jace Carson, one of the players.

Jace is talented and ambitious and has to contend with balancing his life and his sport as we follow his progress, and some of the situations in the show have got people wondering about the authenticity of the presentation, so this accurately dispatched article will answer the question, is the TV show Swagger based on a true story?

What is Swagger on Apple TV+ about?

Swagger follows the story of young basketball player Jace Carson that plays for an elite youth team in the inner city.

By season two, we find Jace on the edge of his senior year when he is offered a scholarship.

Is the TV show Swagger based on a true story?

The show itself does not follow a true story in the traditional way, instead, the show takes incidents and situations and weaves them into the narrative of the show.

It would be more accurate to say that although some of the individual situations are taken from real life, the show as a whole fuses some real-life incidents in its production.

So although many of the details are grounded in truth, it is not a bio-pic or documentary.

 Who inspired the TV show Swagger?

The show is based on the life of Kevin Durant. Currently, Durant is an NBA player with the Phoenix Suns. He started his professional career with the Seattle Supersonics after playing a year of college basketball. His career goes from strength to strength, making him one of the greatest NBA players of all time.

As an executive producer in the show, Durant is able to bring his real-life experiences to the show, giving it an air of authenticity and realism.

The character of Jace is pretty much a representation of Durant, and much of what happens to the character has its origins in the real-life upbringing of Durant.

The other cast members do not seem to be based on any real-life counterparts and are pretty much fictional, although it could be fair to say that even those characters may have some traits that could have belonged to real people from Durant’s past.

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