LeBron James chased his dream of becoming an NBA superstar until he saw it come to fruition.
Now, the four-time NBA MVP and two-time champion wants to provide an avenue for people to chase and live out their dreams too. ESPN is reporting that King James and his SpringHill Productions group has partnered with NBC to develop a prime-time game show with payouts that could hit seven figures. Currently there is no name for the show. The lead producer, Andrew Glassman, has already created Average Joe and Three Wishes for NBC.
James asked that the first round of casting for the show be held in his hometown Akron, OH.
"It gives people here an opportunity to live out a dream, the things they only dreamed about, and that's to make more money than they ever thought they could make in their lives," James told ESPN on Wednesday. "So it's a life-changing experience if they get an opportunity to be selected, and I thought starting here, with the people that I love here, means a lot to them. And me being a part of the game show is just all part of my team doing things that's outside the box but also that's fun for families and people that any ages can gravitate to."
James himself will not be working on the project day to day during the season. SpringHill Productions already created Survivor’s Remorce for Starz and Becoming for Disney. They’re also working on a project with Kevin Hart, ESPN is reporting.
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