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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy pairs up with NBA star LeBron James for new film

NEW YORK: Pakistani Oscar-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy pairs up with American Basketball star LeBron James for a new film. The film which is titled "Student-Athlete" is directed by Chinoy and produced by LeBron. Obaid-Chinoy has co-directed the film alongside Trish Dalton, with whom she spent two years investigating the college sports industry and the price the players have to pay to be a part of it. According to the official description published on the website, the documentary revolves around the complex…

LeBron James praised by Ohio school district after Trump attack

Basketball star LeBron James won praise on Monday from an Ohio school district for his support of disadvantaged children in his hometown of Akron, after U.S. President Donald Trump attacked him in a weekend tweet questioning his intelligence. The president lashed out at James after the three-time NBA champion was interviewed by CNN’s Don Lemon largely to tout a public school in Akron, Ohio that his foundation helped to open last week. During the interview, James said sports was something that unites Americans but that…

From teen poverty to NBA stardom, LeBron lives Hollywood tale

LeBron James has already beaten the odds just by rising from the poor son of a single teenage mother to become one of the world´s highest-paid sports superstars. Now the three-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, ranked by Forbes magazine as the sixth-richest athlete in the world with an annual income of $85.5 million, is taking his talents to the Los Angeles Lakers. Agents for the 33-year-old playmaker said Sunday that James has agreed to a four-year contract worth $154 million with the Lakers,…

Basketball superstar refuses to stay in Trump hotel

NEW YORK: LeBron James is among a group of Cleveland Cavaliers players who have refused to stay in a hotel affiliated with President-elect Donald Trump when the NBA champions visit New York later this week, it was reported Monday. ESPN cited multiple team sources as saying that James, who endorsed Trump's rival Hillary Clinton during last month's election, would not stay with other team members at the Trump SoHo hotel in Manhattan for this week's game against the Knicks. The 46-story luxury building, which opened in…