A documentary has originated by NBA great LeBron James on the legendary former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and will premiere HBO on May 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The two-episode documentary on the legendary heavyweight champion is titled “What’s my Name: Muhammad Ali” and it is produced by Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.
The documentary is the foremost feature-length production from SpringHill Entertainment, which has James and Maverick Carter as executive producers. The two episodes will air back-to-back on HBO on May 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The documentary is extraordinary being that it uses Ali’s words as a narrator and includes some never-before-seen footage, which in Ali’s case is quite rare.
“Muhammad Ali transcended sports in a way the world had never seen before,” James said. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to tell his incredible and important story for the coming generations. He showed us all the courage and conviction it takes to stand up for what you believe in. He changed forever what we expect a champion to be, and I’m grateful that SpringHill gets to be a part of continuing his legacy.”
James pitched the idea to HBO and the company, which had a 45-year association with boxing until last year, quickly accepted.
The film will be directed by Antoine Fuqua, who directed the crime thriller and Denzel Washington classic Training Day in 2001. He most recently released The Equalizer 2.
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By Olukayode Oniwinde