Here at The Nerd Convocation, we take pride in bringing you the latest news that other people have reported on. I know what you’re thinking: “we’re amazing”. Thank you! Anyway, our latest bit of news comes from the world of basketball, featuring LeBron James. The three-time NBA champion is setting himself up pretty nicely for his post-basketball career. He’s been seen on the big screen in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, and was a producer on the Starz sitcom, Survivor’s Remorse. And it appears his next project is focused on the world of the student-athlete. Per USA Today:
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is co-producing an HBO Sports documentary on “the exploitative world of high-revenue college sports,” the network announced Monday afternoon.
The film, titled “STUDENT ATHLETE,” will debut Oct. 2 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO, according to a press release. James is listed as an executive producer for the film in association with SpringHill Entertainment, the production company that he founded with longtime friend and business manager Maverick Carter.
James famously forgo college to enter the NBA, but his interest in such a controversial topic is a sign that the basketball great will continue his social justice efforts in some way, shape, or form.