James has made no secret of his political opinions, calling Trump "a bum" a year ago and telling CNN's Don Lemon last week that he would "would never sit across" from the president, prompting Trump to insult James' intelligence.
Gotham Chopra, who has worked on video projects with Kobe Bryant and Tom Brady, is directing the series, with the controversy over Ingraham's comments serving as a "prologue", per Showtime. "So keep the political commentary to yourself, or as someone once said, shut up and dribble".More news: Trump Reimposes Iranian Economic Sanctions
"What I've noticed over the past few months", Mr. James said. Trump also attempted to needle James by appearing to claim a preference for Michael Jordan, to whom the former Cavaliers star is often compared in greatest-ever debates.
The CNN host accused Trump of trafficking in "racism" and "bullying" in a monologue on his show, "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon", after the president referred to him in a tweet as "the dumbest man on television" in a tweet.
First lady Melania Trump's move to distance herself from President Donald Trump's criticism of National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James was the latest instance of her quiet but seemingly concerted effort to subtly create space between herself and her husband, careful not to criticise him directly while making clear she does not agree with him, AP reports.
The series is titled "Shut Up and Dribble", taken from conservative pundit Laura Ingraham's remarks to James in February when players from the Golden State Warriors declined an invitation to the White House after the 2018 NBA Finals. "He made Lebron (sic) look smart, which isn't easy to do".