LeBron James Talks Television Venture

Posted Tuesday September 3, 2013 12:00 PM GMT

He’s a multimillionaire and an NBA champion, so naturally LeBron James is already looking for his next big challenge.

The Miami Heat hunk has been working with business partner Maverick Carter on a new half-hour sitcom called “Survivor’s Remorse,” starring Mike O’Malley and produced by Tom Merner. James will serve as executive producer.

According to a report, the show will follow two characters who grow up poor and strike it rich, not unlike LeBron’s own story.

James explained, “I think the main thing for me is, first of all, making it out of a place where you’re not supposed to. You’re supposed to be a statistic and end up like the rest of the people in the inner city — [and] being one of the few to make it out and everyone looking at you to be the savior.”

“When you make it out, everyone expects for — they automatically think that they made it out and it’s very tough for a young, African-American 18-year-old kid to now hold the responsibility of a whole city, of a whole community. I can relate to that as well.”

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