LeBron scores TV gig
LeBron James is teaming with Showtime on a documentary that will examine the modern NBA and the league’s impact on popular culture. The Cavaliers superstar, who has been producing TV and movie projects for several years, will serve as an executive producer with long-time business partner Maverick Carter.
The three-part documentary will be directed by filmmaker Gotham Chopra and premiere in 2018.
James has become one of the game’s most transcendent players. The 32-year-old recently led Cleveland to its third straight finals — his seventh consecutive trip. The three-time champion continues to play at an amazingly high level after 14 pro seasons.
“We developed the idea for these films because of the incredible, generational impact some of the NBA’s most successful players have had on every aspect of American culture,” said Carter, CEO of SpringHill Entertainment.