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LeBron Praised For "Stellar Comedic Turn" In Upcoming Apatow Film "Trainwreck"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15

Audiences "will surely flip" for Cavaliers F LEBRON JAMES ' "stellar comedic turn playing a version of himself" in the upcoming film " TRAINWRECK ," according to Sara Vilkomerson of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. Director JUDD APATOW said, "It's not just a cameo. It's a real role and he kills in ever...

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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10/06/98
TOP EXODUS FROM THE SPORTS AUTHORITY: TOP EXECS LEAVE

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10/06/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The WNBA named DON RUTLEDGE its Supervisor of Officials (WNBA)....The International Basketball League named GEORGE BLANEY VP/Basketball Operations. Blaney will assist each team''s franchise operations

Tags: ABC, IBL, Milwaukee Brewers, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, WNBA

10/06/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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