CHICAGO (CBSMiami/AP) – The king of the court is taking his talents to the silver screen to play alongside Kevin Hart in a comedy called “Ballers.”

Miami Heat superstar and NBA MVP LeBron James confirmed reports of his film debut before Thursday’s game against Chicago Bulls.

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Hart plays the brother of an NBA star who gets a chance to prove himself at a fantasy basketball camp in Miami.

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James says the opportunity to work with Hart was a product of their “friendship” and “mutual respect.” He says the role is “something I could relate to, as far as fantasy basketball and guys wanting to be basketball players” who “never had really had the great opportunity to be a professional athlete.”

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