LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment has aligned with HBO to produce an upcoming multi-part documentary series about Muhammad Ali. Training Day director Antoine Fuqua has also signed on to executive produce the series.
Los Angeles Times reports that the series will “explore Ali’s greatest triumphs and comebacks, painting an intimate portrait of a man who, against all odds, dreamed and achieved the impossible, over and over again.”
Of the upcoming series, James says “It’s tough to put into words how much it means to me to be a part of this project honoring the legacy and telling the extremely important story of the great Muhammad Ali,” James said in the HBO statement. “He transcended sports and used his platform to empower people, which paved the way for all athletes and people of every race and gender that came after him, myself included. It’s important that his story continues for generations to come, and it’s an honor to be a part of this.”
“Muhammad Ali meant many things to many people, and he is someone who had a deep impact on me from an early age,” Fuqua added. “Being given the opportunity to tell his story, both inside and outside of the ring, is a privilege, and a dream come true, and I couldn’t have found better partners than LeBron and HBO to help memorialize ‘The Greatest of All Time.’”
The legendary boxer passed away at the age of 74 this past June. James’ attachment to the project comes after he recently donated $2.5 Million to the Muhammad Ali exhibit.