‘The Last Dance’ Producers Are Filming LeBron James & The Lakers Right Now
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— Updated on 2 June 2023

‘The Last Dance’ Producers Are Filming LeBron James & The Lakers Right Now

— Updated on 2 June 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Throughout his storied career, LeBron James has inevitably been compared to the legendary Michael Jordan, and given the revelation that the producers behind ESPN’s The Last Dance is currently collecting footage of both the all-time top scorer and his Los Angeles Lakers, those comparisons will only continue to roll in.

This ongoing development was brought to wider attention by Lakers radio analyst John Ireland of ESPN Los Angeles, who recently let Brandon Contes of the Awful Announcing podcast in on the secret.

“I hope I’m not talking out of school here, [The Last Dance producer] Andy Thompson… has spent a ton of time with us this year. So, if LeBron ever wanted to go down this road, I think Andy is stockpiling that just so he has it and has the opportunity to tell the story,” said John Ireland.

Side note: Andy Thompson also happens to be the younger brother of Lakers commentator Mychal Thompson and the uncle of Golden State Warriors superstar Klay Thompson; the latter of whom is currently playing against LeBron and the Los Angeles-based franchise in a hotly contested playoffs series.

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LeBron James, Lakers Being Filmed By The Last Dance Producers
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Ireland added: “If we go on a magical run to the title, Andy, who was the driving force behind The Last Dance, most of the stuff you saw in those 10 episodes was shot by Andy Thompson. And Andy’s a smart guy, he’s already working on, potentially, a story about the end of LeBron’s run like he had one for the end of Jordan’s run.”

And just to throw a Molotov cocktail into the factory fire, John Ireland reminded us that a film crew also followed the late great Kobe Bryant during his final two seasons.

“The good news is, if you’re a basketball fan, that all this footage exists. Whether it ever comes out and they know what to do with it is another story, but they’re shooting it and it all exists.”

Keep an eye out here for updates on the potential LeBron James / Los Angeles Lakers docuseries crafted by The Last Dance producers.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]