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Former NBA player, podcaster and social media star Rex Chapman will have a new title to add to his list this spring as the host of a show on CNN’s new streaming service. CNN announced Tuesday that the weekly program “will include intimate conversations with athletes, entertainers and everyday heroes as Chapman looks for the silver lining beyond today’s toughest headlines.”
Storyline: Media Hirings
Rex Chapman, former NBA star and Twitter power-user, is launching a weekly podcast in which he talks with pro athletes about their run-ins with the law — a subject he’s personally familiar with. The podcast, “Charges With Rex Chapman,” is produced by Steve Nash’s CTRL Media, Portal A, DBPodcasts and iHeartMedia. In each episode, Chapman sits down with a different sports star to talk about their past legal scrapes, and he gives them the chance to tell their side of the story. The conversations ultimately culminate in “a story of redemption and reinvention,” per the show’s producers.
Chapman’s friend Steve Nash — a two-time NBA MVP and current coach of the Brooklyn Nets — first contacted him with the concept for the podcast. “If I’ve learned anything from my post-NBA career, it’s that you’re not as bad as your worst moment,” Chapman said. “That’s why I wanted to do this show: to talk to athletes about their low points and how they came back from them. My hope is that there’ll be lessons in there for all of us.”