LeBron James adds Showtime documentary to TV portfolio

LeBron James adds Showtime documentary to TV portfolio

LeBron James adds Showtime documentary to TV portfolio

Days after LeBron James became the latest Twitter target of President Donald Trump, Showtime announced a docuseries about the National Basketball Association and the impact of its players off the court to be produced by James.

A brief synopsis from Showtime lays out how the controversy factors in, as well as a rough timeline of the path director Gotham Chopra will tread.

James, who has not responded to Trump's comments, won widespread report from fellow athletes. She called James "barely intelligible" and "ungrammatical" before also babbling, "It's always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball".

James is behind a three-part documentary series, "Shut Up and Dribble", announced Monday by Showtime.

"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", Nivens told reporters.

News of the Showtime series is particularly timely after James's light criticism of Trump last week in a CNN interview earned him (as well as interviewer Don Lemon) a racially charged presidential retort over the weekend.

Don Lemon responded to a "nasty, hateful" tweet by President Trump by calling it "one of the oldest canards of racism" in our nation. A White House official said on Sunday that Mrs. Trump was not deliberately picking sides but rather emphasising her priority to use her role to help children.

Michael Jordan was as great of a heckler as he was a basketball player. "He made Lebron (sic) look smart, which 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.

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

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