Slam Dunk: The NBA-Netflix Collaboration Lacks Innovation

The NBA is collabing with Netflix on a basketball edition of the NFL Quarterback Show series featuring LeBron James, Jimmy Butler, Jayson Tatum, Domantas Sabonis, and Anthony Edwards. The show is being produced by LeBron’s production company, Barack Obama, and Peyton Manning. The series is expected to include a heavy dose of LeBron propaganda and could potentially turn into the King James show. Jimmy Butler’s brand “Big Face Coffee” is also expected to be a highlight. Jayson Tatum’s on-court skills and family life are likely to be featured, while Sabonis is a bit of a wildcard and Edwards’ controversies raise some questions. Overall, the collaboration seems to follow the trend of remaking successful shows, but it could still be interesting and informative.