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ESPN+ is quickly turning itself into more than just the streaming arm of the sports network. It's becoming a platform for athletes to branch out far beyond their respective sports.

Case in point — More Than An Athlete, which makes its debut on ESPN+ Nov. 20.

Here's how ESPN itself puts things:

More Than An Athlete is an eight-episode series examines the various stages and moments of LeBron James' journey from basketball prodigy to global sports icon, businessman and philanthropist through the lens of the unique bonds of friendship and partnership which forged between four men over more than two decades – James, Carter, Randy Mims and Rich Paul.

Fair enough. The first two episodes will drop at the same time, and the remaining six episodes will be released regularly through Jan. 8.

Here's what you have to look forward to:

Episode One will look at the origin of the friendships that have been the underpinning for two decades of developments in sport, business, media and philanthropy, and also examines the formation of the I Promise School — one of James' most recent and ambitious initiatives.

Episode Two looks back on one of the more infamous chapters in their time working together – a television special event – "The Decision" — that announced James' free agent signing with the Miami Heat, contrasting that with previously-unseen behind the scenes footage from James' recent free agent signing with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Not sure how much I want to relive "The Decision" — it was painfully overexposed back when it went down. But the rest of this should be top shelf.

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