LeBron James, Dwyane Wade named as co-producers of sports documentary
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have been a championship combination on the basketball court and now will see if the partnership can pay dividends in the entertainment world as well.
The Cleveland Cavaliers teammates are joining forces, along with Chance the Rapper, to produce a full-length sports documentary titled “Shot in the Dark” for FOX Sports’ upcoming “Magnify” series.
A press release from FOX describes the documentary as follows (via Cleveland.com):
“Set against their hometown of Chicago, the film follows Orr Academy’s high school basketball team and its stars Tyquone Greer and Marquise Pryor as they aspire for greatness under inspirational head coach, Lou Adams, while facing systemic injustices that threaten to claim their future.”
Wade, a Chicago native, explained his motivation for getting involved in the project.
“Basketball empowered me to overcome the challenges of growing up on the south side of Chicago,” Wade said. “The odds were stacked against me, and the game changed the course of my life. It’s important to share these true stories of triumph to inspire the next generation to achieve their dreams when faced with life’s obstacles.”
The “Magnify” series from FOX also features another documentary that had James’ involvement. Teaming up with manager Maverick Carter, James is named as a producer of “89 Blocks,” which is about an East St. Louis high school football team. It has a premiere date of Nov. 26.
“Shot in the Dark,” meanwhile, is expected to air sometime in February.