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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James will be featured in an upcoming play titled King James, according to Jessica Gelt of Los Angeles Times.
Pulitzer Prize Finalist Rajiv Joseph is the playwright. The Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago will stage the play in the first place, followed by the Center Theater Group in Los Angeles.
Center Theater Group provided a brief description of the play: "The reign of King LeBron James in Cleveland brings promise, prosperity and renewal to a city that desperately needs it." While the city celebrates a championship, two separate friends compete for a face-to-face revealing the present truth secrets and a possible future after the king left the building ".
By Gelt, "King James will take place at Steppenwolf from May 7th to June 2020. "
James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the 2015-16 NBA championship against the Golden State Warriors, who set the record for most regular season wins (73). The win marks Cleveland's first league title since 1964, when the NFL Browns defeated the Baltimore Colts.
The quadruple player played 11 seasons in Cleveland during two separate periods. He led the Cavs to five Eastern Conference titles, including four in a row from 2015 through 2018.
James will do his own role shortly because he's about to play in Space Jam 2, whose release date is July 16, 2021.
He also appeared as himself in the 2015 comedy Railway accident and has been the executive producer of many television series, among other credits.