LeBron James inks deal with HBO for new talk show ‘The Shop’
The NBA star is on a role when it comes to content creation.
LeBron James found a new home with the Los Angeles Lakers as well as a new home for his latest project, The Shop.
The NBA star has inked a deal with HBO to debut his latest project, a barbershop-style talk show, on the network.
The Shop will begin airing on HBO in August and will serve up unfiltered banter from celebrities and athletes as they hit up barber shops across the country. According to Deadline, the first episode will feature Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Draymond Green, Candace Parker, Odell Beckham Jr., and New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara.
This isn’t the only project LeBron James has up his sleeve. He’s the executive producer of YouTube’s docu-series, Best Shot and is gearing up to release another sports documentary, Student Athlete on HBO Sports on October 2.
“He’s somebody from a background where he watched his mother do whatever she needed to do give him what he needed. He comes from an inner-city background. Lebron wanted to make more films about kids that looked and sounded like him,” he says.
“People do more with their words now than they do with their actions. To find someone who puts his money and his time where his words are is something I respect and love about him. What Lebron has been able to do on the court is great but what this man has been able to accomplish off the court speaks way more than how many points he scores and him being considered the greatest player of all time. The time and effort he spends on implementing change, that’s the secret sauce. Our youth needs us and they need our commitment and that comes with time.”
Looks like the move to Tinseltown can’t come soon enough for this man on a mission to dominate the NBA and the entertainment world.
The Shop premieres August 28 on HBO.