Culture | , , | September 03, 2018

LeBron James may be a newly-minted (permanent) resident of Los Angeles, but he’s already making his mark on Hollywood.

 

Showtime has released a teaser trailer for Shut Up And Dribble, a new three-part series around the all-star.

 

 

In a signature LeBron dunk, the show’s title comes courtesy of Laura Ingraham, the Fox News host that did a Nazi salute in front of an arena full of people.

 

Ingraham directed the insult at LeBron in response to his critiques of Trump, telling him to stop “talking politics” and stick to basketball, seemingly forgetting that people can do more than one thing at a time.

 

In line with the title, the show itself looks like it’ll be frank in its approach to America’s current political situation.

 

The trailer features appearances by Jemele Hill, the fired ESPN reporter and vocal Trump critic, as well as LeBron himself wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt, in reference to the murder of Eric Garner.

 

Alongside Shut Up and Dribble, LeBron has kept busy this offseason with his HBO barbershop talk show The Shop and a voiceover role in Smallfoot, an animated movie about yetis.

 

Showtime is yet to announce an exact airdate for Shut Up and Dribble, but it’s set to drop in October

 

Speaking of athlete royalty taking their talents off of the court, check out Serena x Off-White

 

Cover image via Showtime.