On November 19, 2004, the Pacers and Pistons met at the Palace of Auburn Hills for their first meeting since the Eastern Conference final series of the previous season. Indiana got some revenge against the reigning NBA champions, leading most of the game and winning by a final score of 97-82.
Of course, basketball fans don’t remember that contest because of how it unfolded. They just remember how it ended.
At the end of the fourth quarter, a massive uproar broke out involving the Pacers and Pistons players, as well as the fans in attendance. “Malice in the Palace”, as it was later called, became known as “the most infamous fight in NBA history”.
And yet, more than 16 years later, there are still questions about what happened that night and the aftermath of the incident. As part of a new Netflix documentary series, “Untold: Malice at the Palace” will attempt to answer those questions with never-before-seen footage from that night and interviews with players from both teams.
Here’s everything you need to know about watching “Untold: Malice at the Palace.”
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‘Untold: Malice at the Palace’ release date, how to watch
- Release date: Tuesday August 10
- How to watch: Netflix
“Untold: Malice at the Palace” will be available to watch on Netflix on Tuesday, August 10. Plans for streaming service range from $ 8.99 to $ 17.99 per month.
The “Untold” series will delve into five different sports stories:
- “Untold: Malice at the Palace” (August 10)
- “Untold: Deal with the Devil” (August 17)
- “Untold: Caitlyn Jenner” (August 24)
- “Untold: Crime and Penalties” (August 31)
- “Untold: Breaking Point” (September 7)
What will ‘Untold: Malice at the Palace’ cover?
Here’s the logline for the “Untold: Malice at the Palace” page on Netflix:
Key figures in an infamous 2004 incident between players and fans at an NBA game in Michigan discuss the fight, its aftermath and its lasting legacy.
In an interview with Ryen Russillo from The RingerJermaine O’Neal, a former Pacers big man who served as a producer on the documentary, said he hopes viewers “understand the people” involved and hear their perspectives on what really happened that night.
“It’s been a long time coming. I sat down with a lot of producers and directors. I wanted to be able to tell a story, not to the avid NBA fan, but to the average human who saw what happened but didn’t follow the NBA,” O’Neal told him. to Russillo. “There has been a lot of information. People have tried to attack this, and no one has ever been [able] to put it all together.
“And, for me personally, I never wanted to talk about it because it was a sore point for me, and people just didn’t have all the information.”
Trailer for ‘Untold: Malice at the Palace’
Original broadcast of ‘Malice at the Palace’