LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s barbershop-style talk show, The Shop, has been picked up by HBO and is set to debut on August 28 at 11 pm ET.
Each episode of The Shop will consist of a number of different celebrities talking candidly in a barber shop while the cameras roll, with the final product being cut down to a 30-minute episode.
In the show’s teaser, LeBron said that he regrets giving his son his name when Jon Stewart asks him about his kids living up to LeBron’s legacy. LeBron James Jr. is currently playing on the AAU circuit.
“I still regret giving my 14-year-old my name because of that,” James said. “When I was younger, I didn’t have a dad so my whole thing was that whenever I have a kid, not only is he going to be a junior but I’m going to do everything that this man didn’t do. They’re going to experience things that I didn’t experience. The only thing I can do is give them a blueprint and it’s up to them to take their own course whenever that time comes.”
Last month, HBO announced that James would serve as executive producer on a documentary called Student Athlete, taking a critical look at the NCAA. The film premieres on October 2nd. Looks like the beginning of a great relationship between James and HBO.
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