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LeBron James has been an inspiration for aspiring basketball players for many generations. He has done certain things in court that nobody has done before him. There is no doubt about his greatness. Since that day, the Lakers have been a high school basketball prodigy; the spotlight has never left him for good or bad. There have not been many players who had such high anticipation as a rookie before him or after him.

In the past, only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar could match James in terms of the level of anticipation from his high school days. However, in recent times, Victor Wembanyama gets the comparison with LeBron James because of the similar level of anticipation. After these glorious twenty years, people still want to know where the journey started. It dates back to how the kid from Akron, Ohio, got into his high school with his friends. Documentaries are available about his life and high school days especially. Recently, a LeBron James biopic has topped the viewing list of the television channel Peacock.


Shooting Stars Is Most Watched Original Film On Peacock

Shooting Stars
Shooting Stars Source: Peacock

Recently, ‘Shooting Stars,’ a biopic revolving around his high school days and four childhood friends, had its release on Peacock. And as per Deadline, Peacock, a television channel, houses nine original films. The LeBron James biopic ‘Shooting Stars’ is the most viewed movie on the television platform. Chris Robinson directs the movie. Moreover, the inspiration for the film is LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger’s book of the same name. The film stars Marquis Cook, Wood Harris, Caleb McLaughlin, Khalil Everage, Sterling Henderson, Diane Howard, Algee Smith, and so on. The Spring Hill Company of Maverick Carter, along with Terence Winter and Rachel Winter, produced the movie. The Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin plays Dru, one of the childhood friends of LeBron James.

McLaughlin told MovieWeb that he had always loved basketball, but he did not realize that he could relate to the character of Dru so well. He mentioned, “We are both competitive and the way Dru likes to prove people wrong, I feel him.” On top of that, Marquis Cook, aka Mookie, feels no pressure with the way he plays the character in the film. However, in the end, the film remains the number one original film on Peacock every weekend. LeBron James and Maverick Carter have been looking for a box office hit with their production company, SpringHill. Their films House Party and Space Jam: A New Legacy were huge box office disasters. Hence, with Shooting Stars, James wants to push to become a Hollywood giant.   

The Legend: LeBron James

LeBron James
Feb 7, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) speaks after breaking the record for all-time scoring in the NBA during the third quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

After graduating high school, LeBron James decided to turn pro, and the rest is history. Fans never stopped celebrating him, and haters never stopped scrutinizing him. Since then, the basketball universe got to enjoy the rivalry between Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and the young LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the later decade, the NBA community saw a new rivalry between Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and King James. After spending two decades in NBA, James gets into the fan debate about who is the GOAT – Michael Jordan or LeBron James. Later, he broke the ‘Captain’s record to become the all-time leading scorer.