Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James may have failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2005, but he continues to be a busy man. Aside from working on his upcoming movie Space Jam 2, the four-time MVP has also been selected to be the executive producer of boxing series 40 Days.
40 days is a series that will focus on the buildup of some of boxing’s most anticipated matches. Its first episode will air on April 23 and will feature the bout between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs.
Uninterrupted, the media platform founded by LeBron and business partner Maverick Carter collaborated with DAZN, the media outlet that will stream the Alvarez-Jacobs fight on May 4, to form the series.
The second episode is set to air on April 30, although it is unclear which boxers 40 Days will feature next.
When LeBron signed a four-year deal with the Lakers last summer, a lot of people have seen it as a move that’s more about business than basketball. Although LeBron himself claimed that he’s focused on winning a championship for the Purple and Gold, fans don’t seem to be buying it since he’s been dealing with his off-court ventures all season.
The Lakers are in all sorts of uncertainty right now. Magic Johnson stepped down as the President of Basketball Operations. Luke Walton has been fired as the head coach, and there’s no guarantee that they will be able to land a top-tier free agent this summer.
LeBron is the lone bright spot for the franchise, but even he seems to be focused on everything else outside of the Lakers.