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LeBron James To Executive Produce Showtime Docu-Series "Shut Up & Dribble"

07 August 2018

Showtime president and CEO David Nevins announced on Monday that James and SpringHill would be executive producing a documentary series in conjunction with Showtime Sports Documentary Films titled "Shut Up and Dribble".

The series traces the modern history of the league and its players, starting with the 1976 merger of the freewheeling American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association, exploring how the top players have expanded their reach off the court in fields such as business and fashion while becoming icons in the process.

The series is set to debut in October, according to the LA Times.

"If being a star athlete is inherently a political experience, "Shut Up and Dribble" tells that complex and dramatic story from the past to the present and from the inside out", said Nevins, via Variety.

Showtime's announcement came just days after Trump insulted James on Friday night, when the Los Angeles Lakers player appeared on CNN to discuss the I Promise School he opened for at-risk children in his hometown Akron, Ohio.

Of course, Trump and James have been feuding for a long time, and in a recent CNN interview, James sat down with Lemon to talk about why he called the president a "bum" and his take on the political climate in 2018. He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do.

During the Monday night panel, Cooper and the famed evangelist duked it out with Dennard, who insisted that Trump "doesn't attack first" but was merely responding to James' claim that he would not sit across from him for an interview.

"What I've noticed over the past few months", Mr. James said.

"I'm going to tell you exactly how I feel", Lemon said.

LeBron James To Executive Produce Showtime Docu-Series