Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 10:45 am  |  26 responses

Coming Soon: ‘The LeBrons’ Animated Series

Yeah, so this is actually happening. The NY Times has the interview with LBJ (click here the short promo trailer): “I think everybody, even grown-ups now, today all wish they could be a superhero,’ Mr. James, the Miami Heat forward and six-time N.B.A. All-Star, said in a recent telephone interview. ‘I definitely had that imagination of, like, wow, it would be great to look over a city and take down the bad guys. Absolutely, I had those visions.’ In his latest venture, Mr. James won’t be fighting crime Batman-style (even if he could probably afford it), but he still hopes to bring inspiration to his young fans. He is taking his talents to the Internet in a new Web-based animated series that will revisit some of his best-known off-the-court performances while featuring socially conscious messages. The cartoon series, called ‘The LeBrons’ and planned for a spring debut on its own YouTube channel and Mr. James’s Web site, lebronjames.com, will revive the characters from a popular series of Nike commercials in which Mr. James played four versions of himself: the youthful and wide-eyed Kid LeBron; the physically adept Athlete LeBron; the smooth and savvy Business LeBron; and an ornery elder statesman called Wise LeBron. ‘I’m mostly a kid at heart,’ Mr. James said of these manifestations, ‘and I’m the athlete, of course, that everyone sees. But I also have a business side, a cool side, and I love antique stuff and classical music. I guess that’s the old man side of me.’ ‘The LeBrons,’ whose first season will consist of 10 episodes of five to six minutes each, will center on the world of 16-year-old Kid LeBron and his life in Akron, Ohio, using authentic locations from that city, where Mr. James was born and raised.”

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  • Scott Carter

    Guess he got tired of the Kobe/Lebron puppet commercials, so now he’s reverted back to the Lebrons lol.

  • http://NBA.com/bulls The Babe

    I hope there’s “the decision” 10 part episode with authentic ad breaks and douchebaggery



  • http://slamonline.com THE REAL RIGGS

    someone please smack whoever is managing this dude’s PR.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    If Aaron McGruder were behind it, I might have been interested.

  • ASH

    @Bryan Crawford yeah me too.

  • http://www.boogiewillaims.com Boing Dynasty

    Anyone know if Lebron’s ego has its own seat on the team plane?

  • Brahsef

    The “Lebrons” commercials were rich tho. So much better than those damn puppets.

  • Keith Bogans

    @BD….Lebron’s ego has its own plane.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Don’t serve LeBron’s ego cold fries.

  • LA Huey

    I get why some wouldn’t be interested but not really worth taking shots at him.

  • reflex

    @ The Babe- lol!

  • http://www.boogiewillaims.com Boing Dynasty

    i heard Eddie House owes Lebron’s ego 10 stacks from a game of Boo-Ray.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    lol I thought they were gonna make a show out of the old Nike Commerical ‘The Lebrons’ that would be must watch television!! lol them joints were HI-larious

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    i don’t know if you guys realize but athletes having cartoons/mini-series is nothing new so chill out. Michael Jordan released a 2-hour animated feature film/ Jordan Brand commercial called ‘Space Jam’ and ain’t nobody trippin about that so lets chill

  • youngmuggsy

    I’m sure it will contain surprising plot twists and nuanced character development.

  • Dre

    This will be successful… all the Haters will hate of course. That’s what they do.

  • http://www.redraidersports.com Nicolas Fleming

    @Black Rick: Space Jam had other characters in it as well, as well as other basketball players. It seems as though this is going to star Lebron, Lebron, Lebron and Lebron….That being said, it will still be better than Kazzam.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @Nicolas Fleming ever think about the fact that the premise of the movie was that Jordan retired and the rest of the NBA greats lost all of their talent until he was able to conquer the Monstars and bring their talent back to them??? lol

  • http://nicekicks.com Meloman2.0

    cosign Nicholas

  • T-Money

    i see that some people have decided that they wouldn’t like anything lebron-related. would we be even talking about a animated web series featuring kd or drose?

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    co-sign The BRK

  • orl.chris

    what a doucher. i cant wait for this asshole to retire

  • Dillantradamus

    I wonder it will come close to any of the cartoons MJ was a part of.
    Let’s be real, this won’t have sh*t on ProStars.

  • Dre

    T-Money… no to your question. They are pathetic haters. They are jealous pricks because Lebron is talented, rich, and they can’t do $#!@ about it. Their lives are worthless and they prove it with their hateful comments. The cartoon will obviously have other characters. Some of these people need to go and drowned themselves.

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