LeBron James is set to produce the new three-part Showtime Docu-Series titled “Shut Up And Dribble." The title was inspired by the Fox News anchor, Laura Ingraham. She went on live television to bash James and Kevin Durant for their remarks against Donald Trump on an ESPN podcast. Fox News is far too familiar with backlash for things said on their show. Now Showtime is set to turn one of their antics into something positive.
The show will feature the transition of NBA players into political and social leaders. It will also touch on the 1976 merger of the ABA and NBA, and how the league eventually became a platform where athletes could stretch outside of the court to influence other fields including fashion, politics and other forms of media.
The project will be presented by Showtime Sports Documentary Films and James’ Springhill Entertainment. James will act as executive producer along with Springhill’s Maverick Carter and Rich Paul, Martin Desmond Roe, Chris Detwiler, Datari Turner, and Gotham Chopra, who will also direct, according to Variety.
It is set to air in October of this year.