Its official, Kevin Durant has his own TV show. The NBA Superstar now serves as the host of The Boardroom, a new show the explores the business side of sports. Thirty Five Ventures, a production banner co-owned by Durant and his business partner Rich Kleiman, is producing the series. The first two episodes hit ESPN+ on Monday.
Each episode features a rotating panel of guests who weigh in on different aspects of the business side of sports. For example, the first episode focuses on sneaker culture, while the second explores team ownership. Guests include LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, P.J. Tucker, and Clippers owner Steve Balmer, among others. Durant hosts the show alongside Kleiman and ESPN analyst Jay Williams.
Kevin Durant recently commented on his vision for the series. “It’s really important for us to be able to bring fans inside the business world and give them perspectives they haven’t been able to see before, and I hope viewers will love it.” Episodes 3 and 4 hit ESPN+ on March 15th while episodes 5 and 6 will debut April 3rd.
ESPN’s Executive VP of Content, Connor Schell, also commented on the series recently. “The Boardroom seeks to capture the new way in which professional athletes interact with the business of sports, entrepreneurship, the investment community, and our culture more widely. Kevin and Rich are part of the group changing the game in that regard, and The Boardroom represents the kind of original programs we’re bringing to ESPN+ as we work with the biggest names in sports to tell new kinds of stories.”
The Boardroom is the only the latest success for ESPN+ after gaining more than 2 million subscribers since it’s April 2018 launch. The premium sports service also offers exclusive UFC and Boxing content. All of the acclaimed “30 for 30” film series is also available to subscribers.