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NBC is doubling down its LeBron James-produced TV shows, handing out its second script-plus-penalty-commitment this week to the basketball star. This one is a one-hour drama titled “Hoops,” which James is producing alongside Elizabeth Banks’ Brownstone Productions. “Hoops” synopsis: After years on the road as both a star player and coach in the WNBA, Stevie Decker jumps at the chance to return to her alma mater to become the first female head coach of a men’s college basketball team. But coming home isn’t easy as her career took a toll on her family and the school she loves is embroiled in a sex scandal involving her mentor, a legendary former coach. On Monday, NBC handed out a script commitment plus penalty to “Brotherly Love,” a single-camera comedy inspired by Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons, from James and former “Fresh Off the Boat” co-executive producer Kourtney Kang.