LeBron James is taking an insult, and turning it into art.
The superstar athlete will executive produce a three part docu-series presented by Showtime that will showcase athletes and their role in the present political environment. The title ‘Shut Up and Dribble’ was inspired by the words of Fox new host Laura Ingram, who made the comment in reference to LeBron speaking out against President Trump. “This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA,” she said. “So keep the political commentary to yourself. Or as someone once said, shut up and dribble.”
Showtime CEO David Nevins released the below statement on Monday:
“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 said. “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.”
‘Shut Up and Dribble’ is due out in October.
source – people