LeBron James to get half-hour comedy on Starz

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LeBron James is set to get his own half-hour comedy on Starz.

The NBA star teamed up with Mike O’Malley, Maverick Carter, Tom Werner and Paul Wachter to create Survivor’s Remorse. The show will center around professional basketball player grappling with the money, fame and exploring what happens when he leaves that world behind.

“Ever since I got cut from the freshman hoop team at Bishop Guertin High School in 1980, I’ve wanted to write about my love and hatred of basketball,” O’Malley said in a press release, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“Starz has given us great freedom to explore an authentic world inspired by Maverick and LeBron. Tom’s legendary TV career and his experiences as a professional sports owner combined with Paul’s wealth of business and entertainment industry relationships have given this team a truly strong foundation to build a successful series.”

The series will follow the main character, Cam Calloway, and his cousin along their adventures.

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