We already have a documentary on LeBron James’ life, and now we will get a sitcom inspired by James’ life. He is now going to be an executive producer for a sitcom which will be about two friends coming from the inner city. One of them is a big NBA star, while the other is his childhood friend.
LeBron has opened up in the past about growing up in a rough neighborhood with a single mother, and the difficulties he faced. Now he wants to tell the story of escaping the inner-city, but then the issues that arise with success. The relationships with friends, and family, and the pressures felt from the community.
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. [...]
"I think the juxtaposition of great wealth -- and then you go back to your home in Akron and the neighborhood that you come from -- the chasm is a fairly big one, and I think it's some very interesting story material," he said.
While the show will not actually be based on James’ life, it will obviously borrow from it. Just as the show “Entourage” was very loosely based on Mark Wahlberg’s experiences with his friends and dealing with fame.