LeBron James & His “Posse” Debut Game Show On NBC, ‘The Wall’
LeBron James new TV show, “The Wall,” debuts on Monday night on NBC, James is an executive producer on the game show as a result of a collab between the NBA star and longtime associate and friend Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment. The Cavs had a team-watch party in Milwaukee on Monday for the first episode that has Chris Hardwick, and Andrew Glassman of Glassman Media as hosts.
“To see it come all the way to where it was last night, it was like seeing your kid go off to college,” James said Tuesday at shootaround before their game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Monday was the first of two preview episodes, the next will air Jan. 2, and the show will premiere officially on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
“It was great,” James said. “I remember from Day 1 when it was pitched to us, and it was put on like a Power Point [presentation], and the wall was constructed of like a big ol’ board of paper, and the game was broken down of how it was going to be played and how the contestants can win and things of that nature.”
“The Wall” gives contestants a chance to come away with up to $12 million in prize money, the show is made to “change people’s lives in an instant,” according to a news release. In Monday’s episode, a couple from James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio went home with $1.3 million.