NBA star LaBron James seems to busy in Hollywood and he’s yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers. Showtime announced on Monday that the superstar is behind a three-part documentary series titled, Shut Up and Dribble.
The documentary series title comes from a comment by Fox News host Laura Ingraham made to James in February when she sought to rebuke him for talking politics during an interview.
The documentary 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, how the top players have expanded their notoriety off the court in fields such as business and fashion while becoming icons in the process.
James is the executive producer of the series alongside his business partner Maverick Carter and his agent Rich Paul.
The series which looks at the changing roles of athletes in politics and culture against the backdrop of the NBA, will debut in October – the same month James starts to play for his new team.
Following the opening of his I Promise School in his hometown, Akron, James found himself on the political scene which received attack from President Donald Trump. Trump in a tweet attacked James and CNN’s host Don Lemon.
“Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike! ”
James will be debuting another show, “The Shop” on August 28 on HBO in which he leads conversation and debate among his guests in barbershops around the country