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LeBron James Sells Scripted Medical Drama to NBC

NBA star continues major push into television through his SpringHill Entertainment banner

LeBron James has sold his first scripted project to NBC through his SpringHill Entertainment banner, TheWrap has learned.

The untitled script follows a doctor who specializes in treating the world’s top athletes. But when he is plagued by a health crisis of his own, he must consult with a sports psychologist to change his approach to medicine. NBC bought the script with a penalty commitment.

James will executive produce with his partner Maverick Carter. Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton will also executive produce and will serve as writers and showrunners should the show get picked up to series. Matt O’Neill will write the script, with Dr. James Andrews serving as a consultant on the show.

James has been making a strong push into entertainment recently. He appeared in the Amy Schumer comedy blockbuster “Trainwreck” and signed a deal to develop movies and TV shows with Warner Bros. He is also an executive producer on the Starz series “Survivor’s Remorse.”

In October, James signed on to executive produce a new game show called “The Wall” for NBC. Chris Hardwick will also executive produce, in addition to hosting the show.

He is also attached to the CNBC reality series “Cleveland Hustle,” in which he and Carter will give four aspiring local entrepreneurs the chance to realize their own dreams while they help revitalize a neighborhood in Cleveland.