LeBron James will serve as the executive producer of a new three-part documentary showcasing the role that sports plays in politics developed by Showtime, reported Variety.
“Shut Up and Dribble” will depict the influence that sports have on politics. Other notable producers include Maverick Carter, Rich Paul, Martin Desmond Roe, Chris Uetwiller, Datari Turner, and Gotham Chopra.
While speaking at the TCA summer press tour on Monday, David Nevins, Showtime's president, and CEO made the announcement.
Sports and politics have continued to blur as athletes speak up for human rights. Recently, LeBron was mocked by President Donald Trump for opening up a school in his hometown that benefits youth from at-risk neighborhoods.
“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.
He continued: “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.”
"It's really an exploration of how basketball is truly America's game and the NBA has been a vessel for black athletes to claim pieces of the American Dream," Chopra told ESPN.
The show is set to premiere this October.