In Variety‘s exclusive preview, James appears at an amusement park to show off his dribbling skills before learning that the teen superheroes are the only people there to see him.
“Is Jump City ready to see some non-fancy, basic fundamental dribbling?” he asks to pump up the crowd before noticing the empty chairs. “Man, I told my agent nobody wanted to see a man just bouncing a ball up and down…”
James’ episode of “Teen Titans Go!” debuts at 6 p.m. on Feb. 11, as part of Cartoon Network’s “NBA All-Star Jam” event, in conjunction with Turner’s coverage of the NBA All-Star 2016 in Toronto from Feb. 11-14. Other players lending their voices to shows include Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard and Paul George, who will appear on “We Bare Bears” on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.
The basketball star has plenty on his plate off the court; CNBC recently announced that it had greenlit unscripted show “Cleveland Hustles,” from James and Maverick Carter’s production company SpringHill Entertainment. The two serve as executive producers on the series as well as mentors for four aspiring local entrepreneurs, giving them the chance to realize their dreams while helping to revitalize a neighborhood in Cleveland. James also founded multimedia site Uninterrupted, which features athlete point-of-view content and scripted projects, and is exec producing a new NBC game show, “The Wall,” hosted by Chris Hardwick.
“Teen Titans Go” has been a hit for Cartoon Network; the animated comedy was ranked as a top 5 animated series among kids 2-11, 6-11 and all key boys in 2015, and it’s Cartoon Network’s No. 1 property for cross-platform video plays and on VOD.