Even though LeBron James is busy competing on the basketball court throughout the NBA regular season, he does other important things off the court. He is set to be one of the producers for a new YouTube Red series, “BEST SHOT,” which is set to release in 2018.
“BEST SHOT” is a SpringHill Entertainment and Boardwalk Pictures production, which is also associated with Blue Ribbon Content. This is an eight-episode series that will be directed by Emmy nominated film director, Michael John Warren. Former NBA star and ESPN analyst Jay Williams joins the series as a mentor trying to inspire students on the cusp of achieving life-changing dreams through basketball.
“We are thrilled to partner with LeBron James and Maverick Carter to create this inspiring docu-series about a group of high school basketball players who learn about the game of life through basketball. With Jay Williams as their mentor, ‘Best Shot’ will take an unfiltered look at the complex decisions these teens face every day,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. “We are excited to partner with Boardwalk Pictures and Blue Ribbon Content, as well as director Michael John Warren, whose powerful storytelling will guide us through this journey as we root for the students to win – on and off the court.”
Maverick Carter, who is James’ business partner, one of his best friends and the other producer, is excited about this series and showing everyone how passionate they are on this particular subject.
“We’re passionate about this story because it’s about real high school students encountering real life challenges. All they need is that little push in the right direction, and with a relatable mentor like Jay Williams guiding them, they’ve got a very real opportunity to change their lives forever,” said Maverick Carter, CEO of SpringHill Entertainment. “This series is inspiring, it’s moving, and it’s real. It’s everything SpringHill Entertainment is all about.”
Be on the look for the official release date of this powerful series.