HBO developing dramedy about the world of professional basketball


Ready for an HBO spin on the world of professional basketball? The network that created Entourage, Sex & The City, The Wire and True Blood (of course there’s more, these are just a few of my personal favorites. I could go old school on you and mention Arli$$) has signed a devlopment deal to create a basketball dramedy.

Jeff Nathanson and Gavin Polone have sold a pitch for an untitled hourlong project that would offer viewers an unflinching behind-the-scenes look at a professional basketball team. The dramedy would feature the money, sex, power and temptation that often accompany the world of pro sports, both for its millionaire players and billionaire owners.

Whose excited for this?? I AM!! I can visulize so many story lines; Reality star problems, owners against owners. The stories from the lockout alone… sheesh.

I also think there is a role in there for a blogger who dubs her site, “ESPN meets Sex & the City.” Just putting it out to the universe!