That will all change soon, however, as reports have recently surfaced stating the Miami Heat superstar will be shooting a feature film with actor/comedian Kevin Hart in 2014.
According to Mike Fleming Jr. of Deadline.com (via Scooby Axson of Sports Illustrated), James will be playing a major role in Ballers—a basketball film about a diminutive underachiever struggling to remove himself from the shadow of his NBA superstar brother.
At this point, it’s time to note that Hart is 5’3” and James is 6’8”. I think you can figure out who will be playing who in this film.
While the script is still being written, the plot of Ballers will center around an NBA fantasy camp attended by Hart and his friends.
According to Eric Freeman of Yahoo! Sports, the movie’s inception took place in 2009 and was originally earmarked with the rough draft-ish sounding title “Fantasy Basketball Camp.”
The project was put off, however, as James’ basketball career with the Cleveland Cavaliers continued to take the driver’s seat. His move to Miami and subsequent vilification probably didn’t grease any wheels in Hollywood, either.
James waited it out, and after three years and two NBA championships, it would seem he’s finally ready for his close-up.
While still tentative, the production of Ballers is scheduled to begin next summer during the NBA offseason. This raises the question: Are you going to see LeBron and Kevin Hart in theaters?
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