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LeBron James is co-producing a documentary about the ‘exploitative world’ of college sports

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“Student Athlete” will premier on HBO in October.

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LeBron James is going to be co-producing a documentary on a subject he has talked about at length before.

“Student Athlete” will premier on HBO in October and will unveil “the exploitative world of high-revenue college sports through the stories of four young men at different stages of their athletic careers,” according to a release from the network.

James spoke about the NCAA as recently as Feb. 27, when he held court at Cavs shootaround and talked at length about the state of college athletics.

“The NCAA is corrupt, we know that,” he said at the time. “It’s going to make headlines, but it’s corrupt.”

James is named as a co-producer of the documentary in the release, along with longtime business partner Maverick Carter. The duo run SpringHill Entertainment. Steve Stoute of United Masters pitched SpringHill on the idea for the film, which will be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

“This is an incredibly important story about the institutional denial of basic human rights for these student athletes,” Carter said via the release. “When Steve Stoute brought us this idea, it was a perfect fit for the kind of stories we want to tell at SpringHill.”

The documentary will highligh both current and former student athletes, including the University of Kentucky’s Nick Richards.

The documentary will premier on HBo on Tuesday, Oct. 2.