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LeBron James and Ron Funches Are Making a Comedy About Gentrification for NBC

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LeBron James. Photo: David Liam Kyle/NBAE/Getty Images

In his day job (basketball player), LeBron James is known for possessing the athleticism of Julius Irving mixed with the court vision of Magic Johnson; in his side gig (TV producer), he seems to be mixing the geographic loyalty of Dick Wolf with the social conscience of Norman Lear. Deadline reports that LeBron’s production company has partnered with Scrubs’ Bill Lawrence on a single-camera family sitcom called There Goes the Neighborhood, written by Community’s Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan and comedian Ron Funches. It will follow the story of a white family who move into a predominantly black part of Cleveland. “Finally, my big break!” said Kevin Love.

LeBron James Developing Family Comedy for NBC