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Lebron James has not been shy about his admiration and respect for the late, great, Muhammad Ali and now he is taking on a huge project to show what “The Champ” means to him. Bron, along with close friend and business partner, Maverick Carter, as well as director Antonie Fuqua are getting together to create a documentary on the life of Ali.


Lebron recently donated $2.5 million dollars to the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian for a Muhammad Ali exhibit. His production company has already begun work on the documentary.

Kary Antholis, president of HBO miniseries and Cinemax, spoke about the documentary, per Variety’s Debra Birnbaum:

Muhammad Ali is indisputably one of the most iconic and distinctive figures in the history of world sports. His impact resonates far beyond the boxing ring and is woven deep into the cultural and social tapestry of the second half of the 20th century. From the moment LeBron James told us of his deep visceral connection to Ali’s life and legacy, we were committed to helping him realize this film, and our enthusiasm has only grown as Antoine Fuqua has developed his compelling cinematic vision for telling one man’s incredible journey.

Lebron has always been well aware of history in the world of sports and what previous greats meant to future stars as such as himself, so it’s no surprise he is excited to be part of this.

H/t Bleacher Report