LeBron James adds Showtime documentary to TV portfolio

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The announcement was made today by Showtime's president and CEO David Nevins.

The series traces the modern history of the league and its players, starting with the 1976 merger of the freewheeling American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association, exploring how the top players have expanded their reach off the court in fields such as business and fashion while becoming icons in the process.

James will be one of the executive producers on an upcoming three-part Showtime documentary series entitled "Shut Up and Dribble", the network announced on Monday.

"LeBron James is one of many competitors whose place in the spotlight has led not to silence but perspective", Nevins said, adding that the series "should bring their fans and fellow citizens to a higher level of discourse, rather than the dismissal satirized in the title".

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A calm but steely Don Lemon struck back at Donald Trump on Monday night, saying the president "traffics in racism and is fueled by bullying".

The statement comes after Mr. Trump mocked Mr. James on Twitter following a re-airing of his interview with CNN anchor Don Lemon, in which he accused the president of dividing the country.

Lemon began by going through his recent interview with James - which went beyond the basketball star's political views and placed great focus on how he's building a public school for at-risk children.

"Sports was the first time I was ever around someone white".

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James said he believes sports should be used to unify.

"I understand there are reports", athletic director Ira Smith said in a text to the Los Angeles Times.

USA first lady Melania Trump also appeared to take exception with her husband's attack on James.

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