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NBA basketball player LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, accepts the award for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The LeBron James reality show 'Cleveland Hustles' debuts tonight


LeBron James has been keeping busy since he led his team to an NBA championship.

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"Cleveland Hustles" seems similar to "Shark Tank," but limited to James' home city. Local small business owners work with local investors and compete to earn the investors' funds and business advice.

The first episode airs at 10 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific) on CNBC.

James has a long history of trying to revitalize Ohio and help its citizens. He donated $41 million in grants to Akron students looking for financial aid.

He also has some business acumen: He started backing Blaze Pizza as it grew 205 percent in one year.

"It's where my day job is and to be able to create more opportunities for people in their day jobs is definitely a treat,"James told USA Today.

The LeBron James reality show 'Cleveland Hustles' debuts tonight

WATCH:  The city of Cleveland loves him so much, officials pressured the Republican National Convention into keeping up a 10-foot banner of James that was slated to be taken down.

Meet one of the investors on "Cleveland Hustles"

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