The “Greatest of All Time” LeBron James is stepping off the court to host the new talk show The Shop, which will take place in an actual barbershop.
Something tells me Donald Trump isn’t going to be watching…
Over on HBO, John Oliver and Bill Maher have been killing it with their respective talk shows Last Week Tonight and Real Time. But coming later this month, the network will be adding another talk show to their line-up, rather different from the ones they already have. And it will be hosted by arguably the greatest professional basketball player of all time, LeBron James!
Called The Shop, the series will be set in an actual barbershop, with James serving as the host. The all-star athlete will be having “barbershop style” conversations with the celebrity guests that come in, which is certainly a unique setting for a talk show. The non-restrictive nature of HBO will also give James a lot of creative freedom with the show as well.
Many guests have been tapped already for the show’s first episode. As reported by FOX, those confirmed to appear are rapper Snoop Doog, Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants, Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors, Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints, Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks, former host of The Daily Show and comedian Jon Stewart, and, finally, James’ producing partner Maverick Carter.
After a recent TV interview with Don Lemon, James found his intelligence being questioned by Donald Trump on Twitter. Will Trump find himself getting bashed once The Shop begins airing? We will see soon enough.
The Shop with LeBron James will premiere on HBO on Aug. 28. As with other programs on the network, it will also be available to stream on HBO GO and HBO NOW. Will you be checking this show out? Let us know in the comments below.