Barack Obama To Appear On 'The Shop' With LeBron James

Former President Barack Obama has shared that he will sit down with 2020 NBA Champion LeBron James and Maverick Carter to discuss the NBA bubble, voting, police violence and much more on HBO's The Shop.

"In Miami this weekend, I dropped by The Shop to talk with LeBron James and Maverick Carter about the NBA bubble, the racial justice movement, and what's at stake over these next seven days," the 44th U.S. President tweeted.

"It was such an honor. My President giving us the perspective and motivation we need right now. Go vote," James answered.

James and the former President have been in touch throughout the last few months. When players took part in a brief work stoppage during the NBA Playoffs, James, Chris Paul and other members of the player's union reached out to the former U.S. Senator for advice. More recently, James has connected with former First Lady Michelle Obama to hold voter drives in key U.S. cities.

Obama will be the first U.S. President to appear on the shop. Over the years, James has welcomed in a long list of stars to his makeshift barbershop. Aubrey "Drake" Graham, Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Kimmel, Kevin Hart and many others have appeared on the show. Airing on March 8, the last episode of The Shop was highlighted by the last public appearance from the late Chadwick Boseman.

The two public figures will join forces on October 30 for the special event. On October 31, the full episode will also be made available on YouTube.

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