According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lupe Fiasco is producing a sports documentary titled ‘Little Ballers’ set to air this November. The documentary will be aired on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons on the 26th at 9 p.m. during the newly established NickSports section of the network.
Little Ballers will center on a group of 11-year-old basketball players at an inner-city springboard for potential NBA talent living in New York City.
Exploring basketball among some of today’s African American youth, the 81-minute documentary will be the product of Lupe Fiasco and Amar’e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks. Additionally, interviews with some big names from the NBA and WNBA will be featured.
“I wanted to executive produce Little Ballers because I once was a little baller,” Stoudemire tells The Hollywood Reporter. “It made a major impact on my life, helped me to become a better man and a better leader. Youth sports are very important for children — there are so many lessons to learn that impacts their lives forever. Sports help build character, discipline and teamwork, which are all important aspects for the future.”