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THE BEST OF TELEVISION

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Fans want athletes to be real, and it didn't get any more real in 2018 than HBO's THE SHOP, coproduced by and starring LeBron James. The King and his guests—including the likes of Drake and Candace Parker—meet in a barbershop to discuss topics such as parenting and race. The show provides a welcome, thoughtful respite from today's deluge of social media quick hits.