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LeBron James’ Shut Up And Dribble Docuseries Premiers On Showtime This Weekend!

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By Ryan Velez

Posted November 1st 2018

 

A little while back, Fox News host Laura Ingraham got upset that “someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball,” namely, LeBron James, would speak out on issues in this country off the court, namely, criticizing Donald Trump. At one point, she coined the phrase “Shut up and dribble,” to describe what she felt James should be doing. The Root has reported that James is throwing the words in the face of her and other critics, putting together a docu-series for Showtime called Shut Up and Dribble.

The project was initially announced by CBS News in a report, a three-part series that will examine the “changing role of athletes in the current political and cultural climate against the backdrop of the NBA.” This is going to bring this back historically, going all the way back to the merger of the NBA with the ABA in 1976 all the way to the present day. The docu-series will not just cover activism, but also how NBA players have influenced commerce and fashion off the court. James, his business partner Maverick Carter and his agent Rich Paul will executive produce the series.

Showtime President David Nevins said in a statement, “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. 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.”

This isn’t the only project that James has going on off the court. We’ve already talked about the school he opened up in his hometown of Akron, OH, but he also has another show that he’s working on, entitled The Shop. The show will cover LeBron coming to different barbershops around the country, leading both the patrons and barbers in different debates and conversations.

Check out the Showtime schedule for air times in November here.

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