Lebron James to host talk show
American pay television network HBO confirms NBA star Lebron James will host a talk show with celebrity and sporting guests.
Produced by the National Basketball Association (NBA) star’s Uninterrupted digital video company, ‘The Shop’ will feature James and his business partner Maverick Carter discuss a range of topics including sports, music, pop culture, world events, business and other cultural subjects with celebrities involved in sports and entertainment.
The series is set in a barber shop and will be played out over eight episodes.
National Football League (NFL) players Odell Beckham Jr and Alvin Kamara, American rap legend Snoop Dogg, Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green, Los Angeles Sparks centre Candace Parker and comedian Jon Stewart are all confirmed to star in the series.
“Anyone who has been in a real barbershop, like the ones where I grew up, knows why this show can be so incredible,” James said.
“’The Shop’ is exactly why we created Uninterrupted.
“I’m really excited HBO believed in our idea and is helping us create something special.”
Vice president of HBO Sports, Peter Nelson said: “LeBron James told us he wanted to create a place where athletes and artists can come together to share points of view freely.”
“We are honoured they want HBO to be the home of that conversation and we are pleased to partner with LeBron, Maverick Carter and Uninterrupted on ‘The Shop.’”
The show debuts August 28.