What would you do if you were driving down the road and saw LeBron James riding his bicycle next to you? I’m sure many took a “double take” the other day when King James did just this. Traffic was horrible in Miami so LeBron decided to hop on his “LeBron” bike and pedal to the game. You just don’t see that everyday do ya?
Via Mouthpiece Sports and And One, ESPN The Magazine reports that LeBron James and O’Shea ‘Ice Cube’ Jackson are teaming up to produce an ABC pilot based on The King’s life as a high school basketball stud.
The series, described as “Friday Night Lights-meets-Entourage,” will follow an inner-city 15 year-old prep star who is transplanted to a small town school and forced to come of age while dealing with media pressure, unscrupulous moneymen and the jealousy of his peers. […]
“It’s a grounded character study of teenage life in small town America, but it’s also an exploration of the American Dream and the wish-fulfillment aspect of what his life has become,” said Matt Alvarez, President of CubeVision, who pitched the concept and is also an executive producer on the show.”
Fortunately, the only television I watch these days is NBA games, “The Office” and “Summer Heights High,” so that “Friday Night Lights-meets-Entourage” comparison really doesn’t do much for me. But hey, “Friday Night Lights” is good, right? I enjoyed the movie. “Ya’ll want to win put Boobie in.” Dramatic stuff.
Anyway, the LeBron-inspired pilot script should be finished shortly so, if ABC approves it, production on the show could begin as early as this spring, with a possible fall ’09 premiere.
Check out Lebron getting UP in a normal, every day, jump. Good lord KING! You jump about as high as your stock prices!
The American Vogue’s Shape Issue in April had supermodel Gisele Bundchen and our boy Cavs SuperStar LeBron James on the cover. LeBron is only the third man to grace his presence on the cover. LeBron is looking pretty good here. What do you think?