LeBron James to Produce NBA Documentary with Showtime

Looks like LeBron James is taking his talents off the court and on to television. It has been reported that King James is teaming up with Showtime on a documentary that centers on modern NBA and the league’s impact on pop culture.

Slated to hit the screen in 2018, the documentary will be split into three parts and set to be directed by Gotham Chopra. The Cavaliers star, who has produced several television programs and movies including More Than a Game and Survivor’s Remorse, will serve as an executive producer – per Associated Press.

LeBron will be working alongside long-time business partner Maverick Carter, who shared his excitement about the upcoming program.

“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,” Carter, CEO of SpringHill Entertainment said. “Gotham is the perfect filmmaker to bring these stories to life, and Showtime is the right platform to showcase how they were able to transcend the game and shape the culture in an unprecedented way.”

Chopra, who also worked on Kobe Bryant’s documentary Muse and Tom Brady’s Religion of Sports, spoke about the significant connection that the NBA has with our social environment.

“Despite the fact that I am a Boston Celtics fan to the bone, collaborating with Maverick and LeBron was an inspired opportunity,” the seasoned director said. “Sports in general and specifically the NBA provide a great backdrop for storytelling. But these films offer us a chance to go beyond that; to weave a broader cultural narrative in our current social climate.”

As for LeBron, the Cleveland native recently led the Cavs to the NBA Finals for a third year in a row – making for his seventh consecutive trip. Although they did not win the finals this year, the three-time champion has reportedly began working on the long awaited sequel to the 90’s classic Space Jam.

Additional details about the Showtime documentary has not been released.

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