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LeBron James presents "The LeBrons" with LeBron!

Posted on: April 6, 2011 11:27 am
Edited on: April 6, 2011 12:33 pm
 
LeBron premiers his own cartoon show, "The LeBrons." It is not great. 
Posted by Matt Moore

Well, he did it. LeBron James actually made a cartoon based on the famous series of commercials showing the different sides of himself. It's an actual cartoon with actual animation and everything. The show opens with a rudimentary rap after an introduction from King James, then has a storyline which features a talking dog trying to eat Kid LeBron, before they run into Business LeBron's house, which apparently is modeled after "The Ladies' Man" and then they go buy a talking lion to eat the talking dog, but realize that would be wrong so they stop, the end. 

Look, it's a cartoon with executive producers LeBron James and Maverick Carter. If you were hoping for a Pixar-quality script, you came to the wrong place. Here's episode No. 1 :



A few notes:
  • The show is based in Akron, so at least it has a semblance of reality to it, even if I'm pretty sure the pristine suburban neighborhoods don't accurately reflect LeBron's childhood, from accounts. I'm sure Clevelanders will be thrilled with him holding his roots up in animated form. It does show he hasn't completely abandoned the state of Ohio, just as he said it wouldn't.
  • The only character James voices in the show is "Business LeBron." Why am I not surprised?
  • The funniest character, "Wise", appears for about five seconds and has what is really the only funny line of the show.
  • The writers missed a golden opportunity to sneak a jab at Paul Pierce with a Rottweiler joke here.
  • The next episode, which features corporate-sponsored technology, has a Chinese foreign-exhange student. James is literally finding the marketing elements he wants to incorporate, then building a show around it.
  • The lion element is probably a parable for something, but given he wears a smoking jacket and elects not to make the cold-blooded kill because "Business" tells him not to, I'm not sure we want to chase that one down the rabbit hole.
  • The scene with the Lion and the Dog in the basement is straight out of either "Pulp Fiction" or "Reservoir Dogs," I can't figure out which.
Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2011 1:56 pm
 

LeBron James presents "The LeBrons" with LeBron!

o-my god are you for real? you have to be grate to have a cartoon not money please.
i guess he thinks he's the man. wow... this is a sad story........please play the game all this other stuff comes after you win.
not you and your people, cause man that's a lot of gas.



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: April 7, 2011 12:28 pm
 

LeBron James presents "The LeBrons" with LeBron!

Great..................the cancer named Lebron is now aimed at our kids! He is hated by the adults of this generation and is only trying to brainwash the youth to win over the future generation. Can anyone say ghetto dirtbag? My only question is will his crackhead mother have a spot in the show? To al the parents out there who let there kids watch this show......................please explain to them why Lebron is not a good role model and teach your kids the meaning of integrity!



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2011 11:16 am
 

LeBron James presents "The LeBrons" with LeBron!

Although I'm forced to hate LeBron (for going to Miami), I enjoyed this cartoon.  It's like a lighter Boondocks. Will watch some more.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2011 8:44 am
 

LeBron James presents "The LeBrons" with LeBron!

Definitely Reservoir Dogs



Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2011 6:02 am
 

LeBron James presents "The LeBrons" with LeBron!

Not bad just a lil cheesey reminded me of the Jackson 5 cartoons back in the day.



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2011 10:40 pm
 

LeBron James presents "The LeBrons" with LeBron!

This is like the freakin boondocks all over again



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: April 6, 2011 8:56 pm
 

LeBron James presents "The LeBrons" with LeBron!

I actually didn't think it was too bad...for a cartoon about Lebron. It wasn't centered around the 'athlete,' a huge plus.



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2011 4:05 pm
 

LeBron James presents "The LeBrons" with LeBron!

Illuminati make$ Cartoon$ now?



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