LeBron James And Comedian Kevin Hart Set To Team Up For Movie

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The history of NBA players in the movies is a long and varied tale, with differing results. Just in my lifetime, we can go from Michael Jordan in “Space Jam” to Shaquille O’Neal in “Blue Chips” and “Kazaam” to, more recently, Kevin Durant in “Thunderstruck”. Even though reigning MVP LeBron James has had a hand in various entertainment industry pursuits the last few years, he had yet to make his true big screen debut.

But according to a report from Deadline.com, LeBron is teaming up with popular comedian Kevin Hart to make his first flick. Hart, who over the last few years has become a fixture at NBA events and All-Star weekends, will co-write the movie with his writing team, and the movie will film next summer. The story, at least from initial reports, will cast James in a role he would seem to know pretty well …

[Hart will] then star as a man who lives in the shadow of his NBA superstar brother (James), but gets a chance to prove himself when he and some pals attend a weekend fantasy basketball camp in Miami. Hart is certainly dominant in the stand-up arena, but posting up against this screen sibling could be dangerous. Hart is under 5’3″ while James is a towering 6’8.” That kind of sibling size differential hasn’t been seen since Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in another Universal comedy, Twins. They’ll sign a director when Hart and his cohorts turn in the script.

20 Comments

  1. Fstardom says:

    The whole season is a joke

  2. hope its a great movie.

  3. JDL says:

    WHY???

    I will netflix that one…

  4. HBR305 says:

    Yeah, if this is true, than it’s another indication that James is staying put in MIami. Along with his newlywed wife’s new business and his UNKNWN apparel store in Aventura Mall.

  5. Tucker says:

    This movie is gonna suck. LeBron is gonna be about as good of an actor as Shaq and Kevin Hart just isn’t and has never been funny. Ever. Sports comedies usually suck and with an unfunny comedian like Kevin Hart and co-starring someone with very little acting experience (or charisma).. Yeah sounds like a good movie.

    • Rican says:

      Tucker, if you dont want to watch it then dont. Shut up and go away. Why read the article and go out of your way to post negatively about the best player in the NBA and the best comedian out right now. smh

  6. dd def says:

    i’d actually rather see a movie with kevin hart and tracey morgan, i was just thinking about it last night.

  7. Someone.... says:

    Oh that movie will just be one more of LeBron’s flops. Pun intended.

  8. gronk says:

    i hope they give brons forehead a producer credit

  9. Tony C says:

    Oh, how original. A basketball player plays a basketball player in a movie. James is a great entertaining tallent as far as acting goes. But this sounds like it’s going to be a bad movie. I’d like to see movie roles for Lebron similar to what Jim Brown did. Jim Brown is in a lot of good movies where he portrays cool characters in dramatic and action scenes such as The Dirty Dozen, and 100 Rifles. Brown was also good in “I Escapted from Devils Island”.

  10. shawn says:

    Kevin Hart is so dang annoying.. cannot stand any work he’s ever done or will ever do.. Too bad I’m a huge Heat and LeBron fan..

  11. Can’t wait to see that

  12. CTR says:

    I feel some type of way, How you gong to leave out Ray Allen in “He Got Game” & i’m looking forward to this, lets see where those acting skills at LBJ.

  13. Mike says:

    What a complete waste of time and money. They could build 2 schools instead.

  14. LBJ the king! says:

    This will be interesting

  15. anonymous says:

    lebron will be a great actor. hes already excellent at acting like he got shot to draw a foul

  16. West Alone says:

    East Is a F**en joke

    • Mike says:

      I agree. I feel sorry for the Western Conference teams that have records over .500 and still won’t make the playoffs. Meanwhile Eastern teams with losing records get 6th, 7th and 8th spots.