LeBron James' 'Shut Up and Dribble' will premiere on Showtime on November 3
'Shut Up and Dribble' takes its title from conservative pundit Laura Ingraham’s remarks directed at LeBron James in February after players declined an invitation to the White House
LeBron James’ politically-charged docuseries has now officially announced an airdate on Showtime. 'Shut Up and Dribble' is a three-part docu-series that examines the role of athletes in the political and cultural landscape present in today's world. It will premiere on Showtime on Saturday, November 3, at 9 pm ET, the network announced. The remaining two episodes will continue at 9 pm ET/PT on Saturday, November 10 and Saturday, November 17.
Narrated by acclaimed sports journalist and commentator Jemele Hill, the three-part documentary series is a powerful inside look at the changing role of NBA athletes through the lens of our shifting cultural and political environment. Hill is among one of the many luminaries featured in the documentary that includes former NBA players, executives, sports journalists, and pop-culture icons. 'Shut Up and Dribble' is directed by Gotham Chopra and executive produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter, and Chopra.
The docu-series takes its title from conservative pundit Laura Ingraham’s remarks directed at LeBron James in February after players from the Golden State Warriors declined an invitation to the White House following the 2018 NBA Finals. The controversy serves as a prologue to the series as it chronicles the modern history of the NBA and its players, including the 1976 merger of the freewheeling ABA and the more conventional NBA.
Sneak Peek of the Jemele Hill Narrated, LeBron James' Produced "Shut Up and Dribble" Documentary; Craig Hodges Makes a Stand, Jordan No Shows (Video) https://t.co/f0B5PwnSmV pic.twitter.com/zYmDVN9wgV— Robert Littal (@BSO) October 2, 2018
The league soon became an incubator for many of its top athletes to grow their brands beyond the court, becoming powerful players in commerce and fashion, and transcending the game to become cultural icons. 'Shut Up and Dribble' charts this evolution through the experience of basketball players who, by taking control of their own destinies, have helped to bring about social change and use their platform for a broader purpose.
'Shut Up and Dribble' is a presentation of Showtime Sports Documentary Films and a Religion of Sports/Dirty Robber production in association with SpringHill Entertainment and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series is executive produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Gotham Chopra, Rich Paul, Martin Desmond Roe, Chris Uetwiller and Datari Turner.
Watch the trailer for 'Shut Up and Dribble' below.