LeBron James will reveal his experiences in high school in a new film that will be released on Peacock.
LeBron James is widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time, and he will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the top NBA players in history. As his career winds down, fans are eagerly anticipating the documentaries that will chronicle his life and legacy. One aspect of his life that is especially intriguing is his time in high school. LeBron was the most highly-touted NBA recruit ever to come out of St. Vincent-St. Mary’s.
A documentary about this period of LeBron’s life would be fascinating to watch, but it appears that fans will be treated to a feature film first. Peacock is set to release a new movie called Shooting Stars, which is a dramatization of LeBron’s high school years. The movie is scheduled to debut on June 2nd, and the trailer looks quite entertaining.
You know @KingJames. Now meet his brothers. #ShootingStars arrives June 2, only on Peacock. pic.twitter.com/YaAUnyV7pS
— SpringHill (@makespringhill) March 28, 2023
“People think they know my story, but this is our story. This is how I met my brothers. Now, we became family,” LeBron James says in the trailer. Furthermore, the synopsis online gives a much better idea of what this movie is going for. “Shooting Stars is the inspiring origin story of a basketball superhero, revealing how LeBron James and his childhood friends become the #1 high school team in the country, launching James’ breathtaking career as a four-time NBA Champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer,” Peacock explains.
Hopefully, the actor who plays LeBron isn’t feeling too much pressure right now, as those are huge shoes to fill.
1st SEASON IN THE NBA
LeBron James entered the NBA as a highly-touted prospect with enormous expectations, having been selected as the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. His first season in the NBA was a solid one, although he did experience some growing pains as he adjusted to the faster pace and physicality of the professional game.
During his rookie season, LeBron played in all 82 games and averaged 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year, becoming the first Cavaliers player to win the award. LeBron also became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double, accomplishing the feat at the age of 20 years and 20 days.
DEBUTING WITH THE CAVALIERS
Despite his impressive individual numbers, LeBron was unable to lead the Cavaliers to the playoffs in his rookie season. The team finished with a record of 35-47 and missed the postseason by six games.
Overall, LeBron’s first season in the NBA was a promising one. He showed flashes of the brilliance that would come to define his career, and he demonstrated that he was more than capable of holding his own against the best players in the world.