LeBron James won't be appearing on the Sept. 3 episode of HBO's 'The Shop: Uninterrupted.'
But the Cleveland Cavaliers' 2016 championship team will still be represented.
In a press release sent out on Thursday, HBO revealed the celebrity cast that will serve as the panel on next month's episode of the James-produced show, which is currently in its second season. And while James won't be present for the upcoming discussion, his former Cavs teammate Kevin Love will be, joining a cast that also includes comedian Kevin Hart, former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, radio personality Charlamagne tha God, rapper Lil Nas X, marketing executive Paul Rivera and James' business partner -- and co-executive producer of 'The Shop' -- Maverick Carter.
"The bottles of wine consumed throughout the filming made for great conversation," Love wrote on Instagram. "Can’t wait for you to check out the next installment of The Shop."
Launching in 2018, 'The Shop' has served as a platform for celebrities and athletes to have conversations and interact with one another in a barbershop-type atmosphere. Past guests on episodes of the show -- for which James has often been present -- include Cleveland Browns (then-New York Giants) receiver Odell Beckham Jr., rapper Snoop Dogg, comedian Jon Stewart, rapper Drake, actor Jamie Foxx, Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown, talk show host Jimmie Kimmel and music executive Jimmy Iovine.
Despite James' departure from the Cavs to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers following the 2017-18 season, he and Love have remained close. After Love signed a 4-year, $120 million extension in Cleveland last summer, James took to social media to show his support and weeks later, the duo proceeded to spend time working out together in Los Angeles.
With injuries limiting Love to just 22 games last season, the 5-time All-Star averaged 17.0 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. In addition to his work on the court, the 30-year-old has become one of the most public advocates for mental health dating back to his decision to speak up about his own history with anxiety and depression.
The conversation for the episode of 'The Shop' featuring Love was filmed in New York City. It will air on HBO at 11:00 p.m. ET on Sept. 3.