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Cavs’ LeBron James proud of his game show ‘The Wall’

21 December 2016 Entertainment News


Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Milwaukee, WI, United States (4E Sports) – Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James said he feels like a proud father all over again after watching the debut of his game show, "The Wall," on NBC Monday.

"To see it come all the way to where it was last night, it was like seeing your kid go off to college," James said Tuesday at shootaround in preparation for the Cavs' game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Cavs had a team-watch party in Milwaukee Monday for the first episode of "The Wall," on which James serves as an executive producer.

Monday was the first of two preview episodes to air. The next will air Jan. 2, and the show will premiere officially on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The show is the result of collaboration between James and longtime associate Maverick Carter's SpringHill Entertainment, as well as "The Wall's" host, Chris Hardwick , and Andrew Glassman of Glassman Media.

"It was great," James said. "I remember from Day 1 when it was pitched to us, and it was put on like a Power Point

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, and the wall was constructed of like a big ol ' board of paper, and the game was broken down of how it was going to be played and how the contestants can win and things of that nature."

With a goal to change people’s lives in an instant, "The Wall" has more than $12 million in potential prize money every episode, according to a news release. In Monday's show, a couple from James' hometown of Akron, Ohio, came away with $1.3 million.

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