Netflix is collaborating with the NBA to produce a basketball-themed version of the NFL Quarterback Show series. It is not surprising that the streaming service is coming up with a homage version so quickly, given that Hollywood and sports tend to copy what has worked in the past. Cameras will follow about five of the brightest NBA players: Lebron James, Jimmy Butler, Jayson Tatum, Domantas Sabonis, and Anthony Edwards.
An NBA version of Netflix’s QB Show was a no-brainer and something we all should have seen coming from a mile away. Additionally, it looks like a documentary on the NBA Cup (also known as In-Season Tournament) is also in the works. Seeing James‘ name on this list should come as no surprise, as he has been the face of the NBA for what feels like an eternity.
It will be interesting to see how quickly the show becomes the King James Show. Since the project is produced by the King’s production company along with Barack Obama and Peyton Manning, expect a hefty dose of James propaganda. However, Bron Bron is not the only big personality in the spotlight in this series. There’s a good chance that Butler will steal the show, and we can guarantee that we will get more than a cupful of Butler’s „Big Face Coffee“ brand. Tatum is not known for his big personality, but the cameras seem to love him. Therefore, fans will likely want to see more of him behind the scenes.
Sabonis feels like the wildcard of the group, as we don’t know much about his life off the court, other than the fact that his father (Arvydas Sabonis) played for the Blazers. As for Edwards, we probably know too much about his personal life, and it’s interesting that they included him despite some controversies he has been involved in. On the whole, it’s not a bad bunch and follows the typical Hollywood lack of creativity: let’s just stick with what we’ve done in the past. This does not mean that the show won’t be fascinating, informative, or entertaining. It just means that we clearly have no new ideas, so we’ll stick with the status quo.