Miami Heat’s LeBron James will be working as executive producer on sitcom

Jul 17, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Miami Heat player LeBron James arrives at the 2013 ESPYS at the Nokia Theater. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

I guess when winning NBA titles becomes boring, you embark on a new career path which is what Miami Heat superstar LeBron James has decided to do.

According to NBA.com, James will working as an executive producer on a new sitcom which will air on the Starz movie network:

Now James plans to explore that theme as part of “Survivor’s Remorse,” a new show he’s developing with Starz. While he won’t star in the half-hour sitcom, he’ll be one of the executive producers of the show, which will explore the lives of two men from the streets who attain fame — one is an NBA star and one is not — and how they deal with friends and families in the wake of that success.

“I think the main thing for me is, first of all, making it out of a place where you’re not supposed to. You’re supposed to be a statistic and end up like the rest of the people in the inner city — (and) being one of the few to make it out and everyone looking at you to be the savior,” the Miami Heat superstar said in a phone interview last week.

“When you make it out, everyone expects for — they automatically think that they made it out and it’s very tough for a young, African-American 18-year-old kid to now hold the responsibility of a whole city, of a whole community. I can relate to that as well,” said James, who was 18 when he came to the NBA and is now a 28-year-old veteran.

James’ longtime henchman Maverick Carter is behind the idea, along with famed producer Tom Werner who has worked on Rosanne, The Cosby Show and more.

Topics: Lebron James, Miami Heat

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