It didn’t take long for former ESPN host Jemele Hill to find another TV gig after losing her job at the sports network last month.
Known for intertwining her outspoken political views with her commentary and reporting, Hill has been slated to narrate an upcoming basketball documentary for NBA superstar LeBron James, titled, “Shut Up and Dribble.”
What are the details?
After 12 years at ESPN, Hill’s contract was bought out by the network at the end of August as the media giant is reportedly redirecting its coverage to focus more on sports and away from politics.
On Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter announced Hill’s new project working for SpringHill Entertainment, which is owned by James and businessman Maverick Carter. The title “Shut Up and Dribble” is a reference to Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s response to anti-Trump statements made by James earlier this year.
The documentary will feature interviews with James and other NBA greats, including Isaiah Thomas, Charles Barkley and Kevin Durant. Jay Z and Justin Timberlake will also be featured as pop culture influencers.
Hill told The Hollywood Reporter, “I think LeBron, like a lot of people, has been very frustrated by the be