“Legacy” Trailer Follows Teen Athletes Under Pressure

Dwyane Wade, Evander Holyfield and Randall Cunningham all excelled in their sports. Wade won three NBA championships with the Miami Heat. Holyfield claimed boxing titles in three different decades. And Cunningham earned MVP honors in 1990. To try to live up those feats would be a major challenge. But their children are trying to follow in their fathers' footsteps.

The new documentary series Legacy: In the Shadow of Greatness follows Zaire Wade, Evan Holyfield and Vashti Cunningham as they try to excel in basketball, boxing and the high jump. Trying to dominate in any sport, especially starting so young, can take a toll on a person's mental health. When your dad is your coach, that can only make it tougher. Hopefully the series will address that, in addition to the highs and lows of winning and losing.

Legacy: In the Shadow of Greatness premieres exclusively on Discovery+ on March 8, with new episodes each week.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.