'Shut Up and Dribble' Showtime Docuseries Coming With LeBron

'Shut Up and Dribble' Showtime Docuseries Coming With LeBron

LeBron James is an executive producer of "Shut Up and Dribble", a three-part documentary set to debut on Showtime in October.

Showtime has announced a new documentary series about the changing role of professional athletes in today's political environment, with National Basketball Association star LeBron James as executive producer. Gotham Chopra, who directed Showtime's "Kobe Bryant's Muse" in 2015, helmed the project.

Back in February, LeBron James gave an interview to ESPN's Cari Champion in which he discussed race, politics, being a public figure and his personal criticisms of President Trump.

"Must they run their mouths like that?"

"Oh, and LeBron and Kevin: You're great players but no one voted for you", she continued. I would daresay more than we've ever seen come close from the president in this area, in this space.

The program's title? "Shut Up And Dribble".

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"It's really an exploration of how basketball is truly America's game and the NBA has been a vessel for black athletes to claim pieces of the American dream", Chopra told ESPN.

"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.

The CNN host accused Trump of trafficking in "racism" and "bullying" in a monologue on his show, "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon", after the president referred to him in a tweet as "the dumbest man on television" in a tweet.

James said he believes sports should be used to unify. "I'd sit across from Barack [Obama], though".

Lemon went on to accuse Trump of racial undertones in his remark after Trump said that Lemon had made James look smart, which according to the president "isn't easy to do".

A spokeswoman for the first lady said in a statement that James is "working to do good things" with his new school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, adding that the first lady is "open to visiting" the school.

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