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LeBron James Is Going To Star In A New TV Show For HBO

LeBron James signs with the Lakers.

LeBron James is becoming - or has become - much more than just a star basketball player. He's a business tycoon, with the goal of becoming a billionaire and maybe owning both an NBA and an NFL team.

LeBron's move to Los Angeles was believed by some to be as much about off-the-court ventures as it is his on-the-court future. The Lakers' star being close to Hollywood should allow him to better pursue some media ventures.

Today, some major off-the-court LeBron news was announced.

King James is going to star in a new TV show for HBO. The show, "THE SHOP," will be a talk show featuring LeBron doing "unfiltered conversation" on sports, entertainment and more.

Here's the release from HBO:

The groundbreaking series features a powerhouse lineup starring four-time NBA MVP LeBron James and Maverick Carter. Among the headliners on the first show are rap icon Snoop Dogg, New York Giants superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., emerging star running back Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints, Golden State Warriors star and three-time NBA champion Draymond Green, Los Angeles Sparks star and two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker and Peabody and Emmy® winner Jon Stewart.

THE SHOP gives viewers an unprecedented barbershop experience, which for many provides a sanctuary for spirited, free-flowing discussions. The series will visit barber shops around the country to gather distinguished individuals who can speak honestly on sports, music, pop culture, world events, business and other culturally relevant topics.

LeBron is excited.

"THE SHOP is exactly why we created UNINTERRUPTED," LeBron said. "Anyone who has been in a real barbershop, like the ones where I grew up, knows why this show can be so incredible. I’m really excited HBO believed in our idea and is helping us create something special."

The show is set to debut on Tuesday, Aug. 28. It'll be on from 11 to 11:30 p.m. E.T.