Whether you love him or hate him, you have to respect what LeBron James has done with his life. Once upon a time, he was a kid growing up in Akron, Ohio with the odds stacked against him. But through hard work, sacrifice, and lots of help from others, he turned himself into one of the best basketball players of all time.
It's something that he talked about at length after the Heat won their second straight NBA championship back in June. And now, he's executive producing a sitcom called Survivor's Remorse for Starz that will speak to what he's gone through over the years. The show, which will not star LeBron, will feature two characters who overcome extreme obstacles in their lives to achieve success. And it will delve deeper into the remorse that they feel as a result of it.
"I think the main thing for me is, first of all, making it out of a place where you're not supposed to," LeBron explained recently. "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. 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."
LeBron is creating the show with his longtime friend/business partner Maverick Carter and Tom Werner, who helped produce classic shows like The Cosby Show and Roseanne in the past. No word yet on when the show will start airing. But it does sound like it's coming together and will premiere on Starz sometime within the next year or so. Stay tuned.
[via Associated Press]