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LeBron James and Peyton Manning Create a Basketball Series on Netflix That Looks Like ‘The Quarterback’

LeBron James and Peyton Manning Create a Basketball Series on Netflix That Looks Like ‘The Quarterback’
LeBron James and Peyton Manning Create a Basketball Series on Netflix That Looks Like ‘The Quarterback’

Carrie Edmondson – USA Today Sports

One of the most prominent athletes in the world is undoubtedly Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James given his historic career filled with countless awards. But he is also a successful businessman off the field, having his own entertainment company for example.

James’ net worth now stands at $1 billion due to his financial success over the years, such as the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, and shares in Blaze Pizza, Fenway Sports Group, and Liverpool FC. The four-time champion is being credited with his investments which have clearly paid off.

Within recent weeks, it was announced that James and partner Maverick Carter would return to “TNF in The Shop,” an alternative broadcast of Thursday Night Football games that is now in its second season. And now there’s another project on the horizon for LeBron.

James and NFL legend Peyton Manning are looking to work together to create a basketball series for Netflix, similar to the “Quarterback” series, via… Jessica Twinkle of The Wall Street Journal:

Two of sports’ biggest legends, LeBron James and Peyton Manning, are looking to join forces in the world of entertainment.

James’ SpringHill Company Entertainment is in talks with Manning’s Omaha Productions to create a show — modeled after the hit Netflix series “Quarterback” — that follows the lives of professional basketball players, according to people familiar with the situation.

Higher Ground Productions, the production company of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, is participating in the discussions, as is the NBA. The basketball show is expected to debut on Netflix, according to some people.

One interesting wrinkle is the addition of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, but having four prominent public figures be the driving force behind this show is a good sign.

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This seems to be a relatively new idea with few details about the show, but “Quarterback” has been a popular show since it gives viewers an inside look at what it’s like for quarterbacks in the NFL and what they go through each season. The first season was a huge success with Patrick Mahomes, Kirk Cousins, and Marcus Mariota participating throughout the 2022 NFL season.

This concept will translate seamlessly with an NBA focus and having James orchestrate this vision will be interesting given his past success in basketball, filmmaking and business. It’s unlikely that James will be on the show himself, but still, with the NBA’s plethora of star talent, there won’t be any wrong choices as to who will tell his story.

James explains what motivates him heading into year 21

After the Lakers were eliminated in the Western Conference Finals, James spooked fans with the possibility of him considering retirement. Fortunately, he is back for his 21st season and recently explained what motivated him to keep playing.

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