Showtime just gave its long-awaited docs-series from LeBron James the best title along with a release date.
Shut Up and Dribble will premiere on the network in October and will be a three-part docu-series described as “an inside look at the changing role of athletes in our fraught cultural and political environment, through the lens of the NBA’ according to Deadline.
The title is especially appropriate considering the dustup the phrase caused when Fox News deplorable, Laura Ingraham, made some severely insulting statements about King James and his activism a few months back.
“Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids,” Ingraham said on her show. “This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. And it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid a hundred-million dollars a year to bounce a ball.”
James responded with his own hashtag — #wewillnotshutupanddribble — and asserted, “I am more than an athlete.”
He has done more than prove that fact on numerous occasions, particularly last week when he opened a school in Akron Ohio that puts this country’s education system to shame.
The I Promise School is the culmination of nearly a decade of work by the foundation, with its focus on educating children from challenging backgrounds who need and desire additional educational support. The school will begin with two grades – third and fourth – with plans to expand in the coming years.
Since the the I Promise School has a longer school day and school year, more than 40 staff members have been recruited to accelerate the development of children who qualify for the program based on performance and socioeconomic factors.
Datari Turner will serve as an executive producer on the project alongside several others.