LeBron James Will Help Produce A Muhammad Ali Documentary
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James will be behind a new HBO multi-part documentary series about legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.
James will be the executive producer of the series with Maverick Williams using their SpringHill Entertainment production company. They will work alongside Antoine Fuqua who will direct the series.
The multi-part series will “combine archival footage and cinematic recreations” to focus on both the life and career of Ali, according to Mashable. It will also include some “never-before-seen photos and footage from private collections of the Ali family and others associated with the heavyweight champion boxer.”
“It’s tough to put into words how much it means to me to be a part of this project honoring the legacy and telling the extremely important story of the great Muhammad Ali,” James said about producing the documentary. (RELATED: LeBron James Opens Up His Wallet With Massive Donation To Muhammad Ali Exhibit)
“He transcended sports and used his platform to empower people, which paved the way for all athletes and people of every race and gender that came after him, myself included,” James continued. “It’s important that his story continues for generations to come, and it’s an honor for Springhill Entertainment and me to be a part of this.”
James recently made a considerable donation of $2.5 million to the Ali exhibit at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Other NBA greats, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson also made donations to the exhibit to be called “Muhammad Ali: A Force for Change.”
Ali passed away in June at the age of 74 due to respiratory issues. Clearly LeBron is trying to help ensure that the legendary boxer continues to have a lasting impact long after he’s gone.