Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and his production company, SpringHill Entertainment, have secured a TV rights deal for a new show entitled “Hoops.” It will feature a female protagonist who coaches a men’s college basketball team.
This is another in a long line of entertainment ventures for the newest Laker. LeBron has had several shows on cable TV, including barbershop-themed “The Shop.” In addition, SpringHill Entertainment, which LeBron actively runs with Maverick Carter, has landed another deal with NBC to shoot a show called “Brotherly Love,” which is a single-camera comedy that will include Philadelphia 76ers Rookie of the Year Award winner Ben Simmons.
Veteran screenwriter Jennifer Cecil has been tabbed for “Hoops,” which will be produced in conjunction with Brownstone Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
LeBron has seen a number of changes to his life in the last calendar year. One of his first TV ventures was the hit NBC show, “The Wall.” However, he has gone from living in Cleveland to moving west for a Hollywood lifestyle. He will need to acclimate to an entirely new roster, one that features a host of promising young players.
Lakers training camp is on the horizon, with the preseason soon to follow. The Lakers will play in a variety of locales, including San Jose and Las Vegas before hitting the floor for the regular season.
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