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Lakers News: LeBron James' SpringHill Entertainment To Develop 3 History Channel Docs

James helping release three new documentaries.

Los Angeles Lakers All-Star forward LeBron James' production company, SpringHill Entertainment, is teaming up with the history channel to produce three new documentaries.

The subjects for two of the documentaries have been released, while the third has not been shared. One will focus on Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games while the second will take a look at Jim Thorpe.

Owens won four Olympic gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games that were held in Berlin under the close eye of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany. Despite facing racism while competing as a Black track and field star, Owens went on to become one of the great Olympic champions and track and field competitors. 

Thorpe was also an incredible athlete, and frequently considered one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. Thorpe was the first Native American to win an Olympic Gold medal for the United States, medaling in track and field, a star college football and NFL player, and a MLB player. Thorpe would become part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's inaugural class in 1963 and was also named to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Though Owens and Thorpe's stories have both been portrayed in writing, books and film several times, the platform LeBron has will allow them to reach a greater audience, particularly with the younger generations.

James shared a statement for the announcement of the new documentaries.

"The SpringHill Company was created to tell important stories and, through this partnership with The HISTORY Channel, we’re able to do that on a whole new level." With these documentaries, we want to share those meaningful moments and figures in history that matter with a whole new generation and continue to empower and inspire through storytelling.”

— LeBron James, via Selome Hailu of Variety.

Release dates for the projects have yet to be announced.