LeBron James is set to executive produce an upcoming Showtime docu-series called ‘Shut Up and Dribble.’
Showtime CEO David Nevins made the announcement at the 2018 Television Critics Association press tour.
“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,” Nevins said, per Variety. “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 title of the docu-series is taken from the “shut up and dribble” comment made by Laura Ingraham on her Fox News show The Ingraham Angle in response to James’s criticism of Donald Trump.
LeBron recently found himself in Trump’s Twitter crosshairs following a CNNinterview with Don Lemon where he argued that The Donald is using sports to divide people.
The four-part documentary will explore the history of the NBA and its players, dating back to the 1976 merger of the league with the ABA. The doc will be directed by Gotham Chopra, who was also handled Kobe Bryant’s Muse and Tom vs Time, the Facebook docu-series about Tom Brady.
That title choice is definitely our kind of petty.