LeBron James is doing work this offseason.
Arguably the best basketball player in the world right now, LeBron’s name continues to trend not just in the basketball world, but also in the social community and entertainment industry. Just days after he formally opened his I Promise School that is catered to the holistic development of underprivileged students, James is now issuing a challenge to his co-athletes: Display your overall toughness and win a million dollars in the process.
Together with his friend and businessman, Maverick Carter, LeBron will be producing a new reality competition series with the title, “Million Dollar Mile.” CBS has reportedly acquired the rights to show 10 episodes of said reality show.
The million dollar-prized competition will include a battery of difficult obstacles and challenges that will test the physical and mental limits of the athletes who will compete for the trophy.
“This show takes competition series to a whole new level,” said Carter, who is the CEO of SpringHill Entertainment, in an announcement. “It’s intense, it’s entertaining and it has a twist that will have people on the edge of their seats while also creating an opportunity to change the contestants’ lives.”
Despite his established status as a four-time NBA MVP, three-time Olympic medalist, and three-time NBA champion, LeBron has always embodied the hard-working attribute of an athlete as seen in his offseason workouts and his endurance on the court. The 33-year-old future Hall of Famer put in 36.9 minutes per game last season while carrying most of both the offensive and defensive load for the Cavaliers.
Now, the new Laker will look to influence his co-athletes through this competition series, and inspire aspiring young athletes all over the world. This in addition to his school and the new Showtime docu-series, “Shut Up and Dribble.”