Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is teaming up with Starz for a new sitcom set in North Philadelphia. One is an NBA star, while the other is not. Think of it like an "Entourage" for the NBA.
Joining James behind the scenes are Maverick Carter, James' friend and business partner; legendary TV producer Tom Werner ("Roseanne," "The Cosby Show") and actor Mike O'Malley, who will serve as executive producer and writer. Paul Wachter will also join them.
So why Philly? "More people can relate to it," Carter said, who added the show is not autobiographical.
Sharon Pinkenson, the executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, said she has reached out to Werner about possibly shooting in Philadelphia but hasn't heard back yet.