Lebron James will go down in NBA history as one of the most iconic players. While his 'Jack of all trades' style of play, championship rings, and overall dominance of course warrant such declaration, it is arguable that King James' lasting impression on the NBA will be due to his business acumen.
Lebron James, the man who virtually gained complete control over basketball operations for the Cleveland Cavaliers while simultaneously repairing his image with a beautiful homecoming message, is now set to venture off into the game show business. James' SpringHill Productions, which is managed by business partner and best friend Maverick Carter, is collaborating with NBC to create a prime-time game show that could offer seven-figure payouts. Although the game show has no name or air date, Lebron has requested that the show do its first casting in the Cleveland and Akron areas.
"It gives people here an opportunity to live out a dream, the things they only dreamed about, and that's to make more money than they ever thought they could make in their lives," James said Wednesday. "So it's a life-changing experience if they get an opportunity to be selected, and I thought starting here, with the people that I love here, means a lot to them. And me being a part of the game show is just all part of my team doing things that's outside the box but also that's fun for families and people that any ages can gravitate to."
Outside of this game show endeavor, Lebron James' production company is currently involved in "Survivor's Remorse" airing on Starz and "Becoming" on Disney XD. With a business portfolio that ranges from endorsement deals to a clothing store to entertainment, there is no telling how much King James can accomplish.