LeBron James is the Executive Producer of Survivor’s Remorse, and after his guest-starring turn in Amy Schmur’s summer star vehicle Trainwreck, he’s stepping out from behind the camera and making a cameo appearance on Saturday night’s episode.
His appearance in Saturday’s airing (9:30 p.m. EST) on Starz isn’t really news since we saw James in the trailer for season two. But here’s a snippet of the scene, where he’s involved in a high rollers card game with Tom Werner (also an executive producer) and series regulars Reggie Vaughn (RonReaco Lee), Jimmy Flaherty (Chris Bauer) and Da Chen Bao (Robert Wu).
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James gets the sole joke in the 40-second clip and Bauer’s character gets the brunt. We think LeBron has solid comedic timing, but it’s sort of boring when he’s playing himself, if only because — like all #brands at his level — the fun, quirky, interesting rough edges are always sanded down.
Cleveland’s King has increasingly diversified his off-court presence as his on-court legend has grown. His production company, Spring Hill Entertainment, paired with Warner Bros, and when news of the relationship was released, it acted as a catalyst for the Space Jam 2 conjecture over the summer.
Spring Hill Entertainment’s collaboration with Warner Bros. is said to include movies, television and digital content, so James has a wide canvas to paint his off-the-court oeuvre.
We know he’ll be on TNT, ESPN, ABC and League Pass for the 2015-16 season, and that Nike will continue to feature him in television commercials, but aside from those usual mediums, there’s no telling where he’ll pop up next.