LeBron James to Produce Showtime Series ‘Shut Up and Dribble’

Lebron James arrives at Toronto International Film Festival (Credit: Deposit Photos)

LeBron James is adding another title to his growing slate of Hollywood projects.

The NBA champion is now set to executive produce the Showtime documentary series Shut Up and Dribble, the cable network announced Monday.

The three-part docuseries will focus on the evolving role NBA stars play in the current political and cultural climates, according to Deadline. The series’ title is inspired by a comment from Fox News host Laura Ingraham.

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Back in February, The Ingraham Angle host said James and Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant should “shut up and dribble,” and not comment on politics after the two criticized President Trump.

“Millions elected Trump to be their coach,” Ingraham said at the time. “So keep the political commentary to yourself or, as someone once said, shut up and dribble.”

James was drawn into politics again last week when Trump attacked him on Twitter following an interview the Los Angeles Lakers star did with CNN host Don Lemon.

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James and his business partner, Maverick Carter, are producing Shut Up and Dribble under their SpringHill Entertainment company.

Last month SpringHill inked a deal with HBO to air barbershop-set talk show, The Shop.

Shut Up and Dribble will debut on Showtime in October, the same month James hits the court with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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