The relationship we have seen materialize between Philadelphia 76ers’ guard Ben Simmons and Los Angeles Laker superstar LeBron James is set to enter a whole new chapter.
The two have always been close off the court, even dating back to Simmons’ high school days, but now he and James are set to embark on a joint venture in the entertainment industry. According to Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva, NBC will air a comedy centered around Simmons’ family, and the show will be produced by none other than LeBron James and his company.
NBC has given a script commitment plus penalty to Brotherly Love, a single-camera comedy from 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons, NBA superstar LeBron James and his SpringHill Entertainment as well as former Fresh Off the Boat co-executive producer Kourtney Kang.
Written by Kang’s brother, Patrick Kang, and Michael Levin, Brotherly Love is inspired by the life of Ben Simmons and centers on a unique sibling relationship within a multi-ethnic family. Together, they pursue their dreams while navigating life in the spotlight in Philadelphia, a passionate city where sports is in your blood, and your blood is always boiling.
Over fifteen years into his professional career, LeBron James’ work off the hardwood is well-documented. He has made major moves as an activist, investor, entertainer, and obviously as the poster boy for a multi-billion dollar brand in Nike.
Now James and Ben Simmons are set to try their hand together in television, something else LeBron is awfully familiar with thanks to his show, “The Shop”, which airs on HBO. Though no further details about the show have surfaced such as when it will begin airing, it’s something to keep an eye out for ahead of the NBA season.