On the court, LeBron James is concentrating on "raising banners" and building a dynasty with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The same could be said about James off the court, where he is focusing on building up his own business and entertainment company.
James is already an executive producer on the Starz show Survivor's Remorse, which is loosely based on his life. Now James is partnering up with comedian Chris Hardwick to create a new game show called The Wall.
Chris Hardwick continues to expand his hosting duties. The @midnight and Talking Dead personality has signed on to host and executive produce NBC's latest play in the game show space, The Wall.
Also produced by LeBron James' and Maverick Carter's SpringHill Entertainment and Glassman Media, the series features two-person teams vying for "life-changing amounts of cash" that will either be won or lost based on answers to trivia questions — and the bounce of a ball.
As for James, the executive producer and NBA star (who's amassing quite a TV roster under his SpringHill banner) had this to say: "I'm excited about this series because it's different than anything on TV right now. It's got everything — excitement, drama and action — and it's something the entire family can watch and root for together. I believe Chris Hardwick brings all of that together in a really entertaining way that people will enjoy. For SpringHill Entertainment, it's about creating quality and innovative content for all types of audiences, and I'm proud of the exciting projects we continue to be a part of."
The Wall will be a game that combines "trivia and a ball falling down a ruthless wall of pegs," which at the very least sounds intriguing. Hopefully the show will be taped during the NBA offseason, so James can at least occasionally be a part of it. Maybe he will even be the person that sends the ball falling down The Wall.