LeBron James movie sparks Hollywood bidding war

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LeBron James was a pretty big deal even back in his high school days, and now his time at St Vincent-St.Marys school could be about to bring him some big bucks.

According to, a movie based on the Miami Heat stars time playing high school ball has sparked a Hollywood bidding war with at least four different studios looking to invest in the project headed by James himself.

The reigning MVP is given producer credits alongside his manager Maverick Carter, and Oscar nominated husband and wife duo Terrence and Rachel Winter.

With the latter pair recently receiving Academy nominations for their work on 'Dallas Buyers Club' and 'Wolf of Wall Street' respectively, and LeBron's superstar status sure to bring the crowds we can see why movie backers are fighting to be involved.

This wouldn't be the first time James' high school heroics are brought to the screen however, with a documentary (released six years after he had left Akron, Ohio in 2003) documentary 'More Than a Game' showing LeBron and his teammates through their formative years.

James of course bypassed college, leaving St Vincent - St Marys for the NBA in 2003 but was a star during his four years in Akron.

His relentless scoring, and game domination led to Sports Illustrated lauding him as "the best high school basketball player in America right now."

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