It’s no secret that LeBron James had to work hard to get where he is in life today. He touched on this point after winning his second NBA championship and telling viewers that he was just a kid from the inner city who wasn’t supposed to be where he is today. Now King James is developing a show with Starz called “Survivor’s Remorse” that will take a closer look into this theme.
James won’t appear in the new half-hour sitcom, but he will be one of the executive producers of the show, which will be based on the lives of two men– one is an NBA star and one is not — and how they deal with friends and families in the wake of that success.
“I think the main thing for me is, first of all, making it out of a place where you’re not supposed to. You’re supposed to be a statistic and end up like the rest of the people in the inner city — [and] being one of the few to make it out and everyone looking at you to be the savior,” James said
“When you make it out, everyone expects — they automatically think that they made it out and it’s very tough for a young, African-American 18-year-old kid to now hold the responsibility of a whole city, of a whole community. I can relate to that as well,” said James, who was 18 when he entered the NBA.