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TV Special Documents How LeBron Became LeBron

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LeBron James is unquestionably the best basketball player in the world. And with the two-time NBA champ’s second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers about to begin, Disney XD and ESPN Films are giving kids an inside view into how LeBron became, well, LeBron.

James and Maverick Carter are the executive producers on a new half-hour show called Becoming. The series will document how some of the biggest names in sports today reached that level. Disney XD will debut the show on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT, with a special “sneak play” presentation at 5:30 p.m. If you can’t catch either of those airings, your next chance will be Friday, November 7, at 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT on ESPN.

"I'm really excited about helping develop Becoming and bringing this kind of program to kids," James said. "Sports and athletes were my inspiration growing up. It was the stories about Michael Jordan, Deion Sanders, and Allen Iverson that kept me dreaming. When I learned that they had some of the same struggles and challenges I did, it made everything seem possible. That's what Becoming is all about."

To get an idea of what Becoming will be like, check out this short clip from the premiere episode:

Photos courtesy of ESPN Films