LeBron teams with Showtime for 3-part NBA doc.
LeBron James is teaming up with Showtime for a three-part documentary that will examine the modern NBA and the league’s impact on popular culture.
LeBron will reportedly serve as an executive producer with long-time business partner Maverick Carter, and the doc will be directed by filmmaker Gotham Chopra.
Per the AP:
“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,” said [Maverick] Carter, CEO of SpringHill Entertainment. “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 previously produced and directed a successful documentary on Kobe Bryant.
“Despite the fact that I am a Boston Celtics fan to the bone, collaborating with Maverick and LeBron was an inspired opportunity,” he 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.”
The documentary is scheduled to premiere in 2018.