*LeBron James is getting his businessman on and is working on an online animated show called “The LeBrons.” It’s his way of having fun and making even more money.
“I think everybody, even grown-ups now, today all wish they could be a superhero,” he said. “I definitely had that imagination of, like, wow, it would be great to look over a city and take down the bad guys. Absolutely, I had those visions.”
He won’t be doing any crime fighting and fanciful flying, but he said the show will feature inspirational and socially conscious messages.
The cartoon series is planned for a spring debut on its own YouTube channel and James’ website, lebronjames.com, will revive the characters from a popular series of Nike commercials in which he played four versions of himself: the youthful and wide-eyed Kid LeBron; the physically adept Athlete LeBron; the smooth and savvy Business LeBron; and an ornery elder statesman called Wise LeBron.
“I’m mostly a kid at heart,” he said. “And I’m the athlete, of course, that everyone sees. But I also have a business side, a cool side, and I love antique stuff and classical music. I guess that’s the old man side of me.”
The first season on the show will consist of 10 episodes and will follow a similar storyline that of the classic “Fat Albert” cartoon series but will look something like “The Boondocks.”
A debut date has not been set as of yet, but many are anticipating this being a winning series.