LeBron James, Sports Medical Drama
The Cleveland Cavaliers star has already shown off his acting chops in a scene-stealing turn in the movie Trainwreck, playing a fictionalized version of himself, plus success as a producer with his well-reviewed Starz show Survivor’s Remorse, and his upcoming CNBC series Cleveland Hustles with media mastermind B. Bonin Bough.
The next step for James is a scripted project at NBC: an untitled medical drama that centers on “a doctor who specializes in treating the world’s top athletes.” James will executive produce the series, while Dr. James Andrews—the uber-surgeon who has operated on star players like Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Alex Smith, Mariano Rivera, Allen Iverson, and Peyton Manning—will be a consultant on the show, according to The Wrap. This show has the chance to offer audiences a unique view of athletes through a medical lens, just as Johnson’s HBO show Ballers does with the financial side of the industry.
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