Disney+ has struck up a partnership with NBA player LeBron James to create a docuseries which tracks how athletes and celebrities are brought up.

The series is called Becoming and involves travel to the hometowns of various figures with the aim of discovering which factors played a part towards them becoming a prominent name in their chosen industry.

The program was originally made by ESPN Films for Disney XD, but its new home will now be Disney+, making this the first partnership between the streaming service and ESPN.

Each episode puts a different celebrity under the spotlight, with notable names including Anthony Davis, Caleb McLaughlin, Candace Parker and Nick Cannon.

James said in a statement: ‘I’m really excited about helping develop Becoming and bringing this kind of program to kids.

‘Sports and athletes were my inspiration growing up. It was the stories about Michael Jordan, Deion Sanders, and Allen Iverson that kept me dreaming.

‘When I learned that they had some of the same struggles and challenges I did, it made everything seem possible. That’s what Becoming is all about.’

Disney+ launches on November 12, 2019, and is priced at $6.99 a month.

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