The issue of athlete compensation and NCAA reform has been debated frequently in recent years. Now, LeBron James is weighing into the discourse in the form of a new documentary.
James has teamed up with friend and business partner Maverick Carter and CEO of United Masters Steve Stoute for a documentary entitled "Student Athlete." It takes aim at the NCAA.
According to College Basketball Talk, the new film's goal is “illuminating the complex rules of amateur athletics in America and showing how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families.”
“This is an incredibly important story about the institutional denial of basic human rights for these student athletes,” said Carter. “When Steve Stoute brought us this idea, it was a perfect fit for the kind of stories we want to tell at SpringHill. We’re excited to work with one of the best human rights storytellers in Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to help people see and feel how this issue impacts the lives of those living it.”
The documentary will profile student-athletes such as Kentucky basketball player Nick Richards and former Baylor running back Silas Nacita.
The project drops on Oct. 2 on HBO.
Surely it will raise some eyebrows when it does.