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LeBron James to produce, appear in 'Cleveland Hustles' on CNBC

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James will co-produce and appear in a reality TV series called "Cleveland Hustles."

James and his close friend and business partner Maverick Carter are producing the series, which will make its debut this summer on CNBC. James also will make some cameo appearances.

On the show, James and Carter will give four aspiring local entrepreneurs the chance to realize their dreams while revitalizing a neighborhood in Cleveland.

James and Carter will get assistance from business experts, who will invest in and mentor the entrepreneurs. The goal is for the four fledgling businesses to create local jobs.

The series is the latest entertainment venture for James. He appeared as himself in Amy Schumer's comedy "Trainwreck" last summer and recently signed a movie development deal with Warner Bros.

James' SpringHill Entertainment company produces "Survivor's Remorse" on Starz, a show about a young basketball star, his family and friends and the pressure and excitement of a lucrative career. He also produces a show called "Becoming" on Disney XD.