Remember when Fox News host Laura Ingraham told LeBron James and Kevin Durant to “shut up and dribble,” instead of offering up their political views?
Well, James is flipping Ingraham’s insult, and turning it into his next television project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, James is set to executive produce “Shut Up and Dribble,” a three-part series on “NBA players who have used their on-court stardom to impact the worlds of business and fashion and sometimes stake a claim to part of the political conversation.”
David Nevins, the president and CEO of Showtime talked about the series and said, “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.”
He continued, “LeBron James is one of many competitors whose place in the spotlight has led not to silence but perspective and he, [fellow EP] Maverick Carter and [director/EP] 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.”
James and Maverick Carter will produce the series under their SpringHill Entertainment Company in conjunction with Showtime Sports.
“Shut and Dribble” is set to premiere in October.