According to Complex, LeBron James is set to executive produce a documentary called Student Athlete, which will air on HBO.
The doc will focus on “the complex rules of amateur athletics in America,” and “how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families.” Maverick Carter, LeBron’s business partner who is also the CEO of SpringHill Entertainment, said in a statement,
“This is an incredibly important story about the institutional denial of basic human rights for these student-athletes. When Steve Stoute [at United Masters] brought us this idea, it was a perfect fit for the kind of stories we want to tell at SpringHill.”
Stoute said that the idea of the documentary is to shed light on the NCAA’s hypocrisy. Stout said,
“The NCAA blinded by revenue goals is turning student athletes into full-time employees. This documentary is incredibly important as it debunks the myth that student athletes are being fairly compensated by receiving scholarships and a valuable education. In fact, the demands put on these students by this oppressive system makes it impossible for them to get the education they deserve. The time is now to end this false narrative and reveal the truth of this exploitation.”
I’ll be watching!