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Becoming

Becoming

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Photo Credit:  Disney XD/Rick Rowell
  • Premiered: 
    September 13, 2015
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  • Network: Disney XD
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Biography
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Sports
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Plot Synopsis

BECOMING is a half-hour series of specials that chronicle the stories of top athletes, focusing on their early lives to inspire young boys and girls to overcome obstacles while pursuing their dreams. The athletes, along with those close to them, including lifelong friends, mentors, teammates and former coaches, share candid memories with their young fans. Each 30-minute episode features a different sports superstar, including LeBron James in the show's pilot episode. Filmed in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, BECOMING: LEBRON JAMES includes rarely seen footage from James' earliest days in sports, including the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) where he played youth basketball for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars, as well as his record-setting days at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School where he garnered worldwide attention. On Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 5:30 and 8pm ET/PT, Disney first aired BECOMING as a half-hour special, which also served as a sneak-peek/pilot episode of the series.
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On Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 7pm ET/PT, Disney XD broadcast the official series premiere of BECOMING, featuring the aspirational story of young American soccer superstar and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan. Highlighted by never-before-seen footage of Alex as a young girl and aspiring superstar, the episode spotlights her commitment to her sport, the obstacles she overcame and the career-defining moments as she rose to the top. From the day she first decided to start playing soccer to her team's recent victory at the 2015 FIFA Women's World, viewers get an intimate look at her ascension to one of the best to play the game. Subsequent episodes will feature Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers), CC Sabathia (New York Yankees), Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers) and Tim Howard (United States men's soccer team; Everton Football Club)

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by ESPN Films
  • Produced by SpringHill Entertainment