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TruTV continues its push into original scripted programming with a pilot order to Shaq Inq. (working title), a workplace comedy truTV-Logoloosely based on the business empire of Shaquille O’Neal. The former NBA star-turned-business mogul and occasional actor will topline and executive produce the project from Mandalay Sports Media, the company launched in 2012 by Peter Guber and Mike Tollin. Tollin also executive produces the pilot, which was written by feature writer-director Jeremy Garelick (The Wedding Ringer, The Break-Up). John Fortenberry (Galavant, Instant Mom) will direct. Deadline

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Baron Davis -- former NBA star-turned-Hollywood producer -- just completed his very first project ... and it's all set to be released in just a few months ... TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported, Davis has been focused on a career in Hollywood for a while -- and now we've learned he's producing and directing a documentary about the legendary Drew League. TMZ.com

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The NBA is the latest advertiser to yank its ads from VH1's latest reality series, Sorority Sisters, which has stirred controversy for its Real Housewives-style portrayal of catfighting college graduates. USA Today Sports

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Nick Young: Look at Shaq; he went out and had a movie called Kazaam. I'm trying to make Kazaam 2, with me as the star. We hope to push it to the theaters, but it might be straight-to-DVD [laughs]. I watched all of Shaq's movies. Steel, when he was the hero with the iron suit on, oh man! It's hard to act, period. So to watch somebody that's seven feet tall in an all-iron suit, that's big! Rolling Stone

December 13, 2014 Updates

Premium cable network Showtime has a collaborated with Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant to make a documentary that tells the story of how he became the man that he is today. The documentary is set to debut in February of 2015, but an early first-look trailer was released Friday to drum up some early hype. The 16-year veteran spoke with Variety about the documentary. People know me because of what I am, a basketball player. In ‘Muse,’ everyone will begin to understand who I am and how I became who I am. I created this film to open up my journey in hopes of inspiring others as they guide their own.” SheridanHoops

December 11, 2014 Updates

My Italian colleague Riccardo Pratesi gave me a heads up about a music video that's dropping (is that the word the kids use these days?) there today. It's a rap video by an artist called "Ghemon" and it features our Italian, Marco Belinelli. Enjoy. Pounding the Rock

As reported by Deadline, ABC has given a pilot commitment to a new series from Neighbors and Galavant creator Dan Fogelman. Set in the jumpin’ and dribblin’ world of the National Basketball Association, the series will focus on a hotshot NBA player who doesn’t speak English and “a translator who doesn’t speak basketball.” Fogelman is quoted as saying “it’s basically the international Odd Couple set in the NBA,” though we’d argue that it sounds more like Perfect Strangers set in the NBA, but whatever. Also, as indicated by the number of times we’ve said “NBA” in this paragraph, the series is being made with its full support, which means ABC and Fogelman will be able to use real players and team names. AVClub

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With Footlocker promoting Wall and his line of sneakers, made by Adidas, it’s now time that the music world starts jumping on the John Wall bandwagon. And they have. Rappers Shy Glizzy and Lil Mouse released a song entitled ‘John Wall’, and they got the Wizards star to make a cameo in the song. TalkBasket

November 26, 2014 Updates

Demar Derozan is one of the most talented and important pieces of the 2014-2015 Toronto Raptors, who currently have the league’s best record at 12-2. Drake, the team’s global ambassador, also has a tight relationship with many of the players, even the newly arrived Lou Williams, who was just named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player Of The Week. While on the NBA TV Fan Night Pre-Game show discussing Drake’s relationship with the Raptors with Chris Webber, Derozan mentioned that Drake said he’d give Derozan a copy of his mixtape, Derozan says is “coming out in January.” TheSource

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