LeBron James has put his money where his mouth is, and now the Los Angeles Lakers star will show us why social activism is so important.

According to Variety, Showtime has ordered a three-part documentary series on the changing role of athletes in the current political environment, with LeBron among its executive producers.

Showtime president and CEO David Nevins made the announcement at the TCA summer press tour on Monday.
“Shut Up and Dribble” is a presentation of Showtime Sports Documentary Films and James’ SpringHill Entertainment. James will executive produce along with Springhill’s Maverick Carter and Rich Paul, Martin Desmond Roe, Chris Uetwiller, Datari Turner, and Gotham Chopra, who will also direct.

“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. “LeBron James is one of many competitors whose place in the spotlight has led not to silence but perspective, and he, Maverick Carter and Gotham Chopra have given us an important, insightful docuseries that should bring their fans and fellow citizens to a higher level of discourse, rather than the dismissal satirized in the title.”
The series title “Shut Up and Dribble” is borrowed from conservative pundit Laura Ingraham’s remarks to James in February when players from the Golden State Warriors declined an invitation to the White House after the 2018 NBA Finals.

“Shut Up and Dribble” will premiere on Showtime in October.


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