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LeBron James to co-produce new sports documentary

The film will focus on men's college basketball and football. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Trish Dalton are directing the documentary.


Kahron Spearman


Continuing his off-court endeavors into film and television, LeBron James will serve as executive producer for an upcoming HBO Sports documentary called "Student Athlete," which explores and questions "the complex rules of amateur athletics in America" and "how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families," according to a press release.

 

The film will focus on men's college basketball and football. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Trish Dalton are directing the documentary. 

The NCAA blinded by revenue goals is turning student athletes into full-time employees. This documentary is incredibly important as it debunks the myth that student athletes are being fairly compensated by receiving scholarships and a valuable education. In fact, the demands put on these students by this oppressive system makes it impossible for them to get the education they deserve. The time is now to end this false narrative and reveal the truth of this exploitation.

"This is an incredibly important story about the institutional denial of basic human rights for these student-athletes," the CEO of SpringHill Entertainment, Maverick Carter, said per Bleacher Report. "When Steve Stoute [at United Masters] brought us this idea, it was a perfect fit for the kind of stories we want to tell at SpringHill."

 

The film premieres on October 2, per HBO.

 

Founded by James and Carter, other SpringHill Entertainment documentaries include "More Than A Game."

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