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Former WKYC anchors Romona Robinson and Tim White featured in new movie about LeBron James 'Shooting Stars'

There are plenty of familiar faces in Peacock's "Shooting Stars," including former WKYC anchors Romona Robinson and Tim White.

CLEVELAND — On Friday, Peacock released "Shooting Stars," which chronicles LeBron James' rise to becoming the nation's top basketball prospect alongside his close friends and teammates at Akron's St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

But while James is played by actor Mookie Cook, those in Northeast Ohio who have watched the feature film likely recognized plenty of familiar faces, including former WKYC anchors Romona Robinson and Tim White.

Robinson and White reprised their roles at the newsdesk next to each other in the film, covering James' highly publicized senior season. In one scene in particular, James -- played by Cook -- can be seen watching a newscast as Robinson and White report on the Ohio High School Athletic Association's decision to rule James ineligible for the remainder of his senior season for allegedly accepting improper benefits.

That scene can be viewed in the video player below.

As you likely know by now -- and if you aren't familiar with James' story, spoiler alert -- the decision was later reversed, with the Fighting Irish going on to win the Division II state championship. In addition to James, that team featured Romeo Travis, Dru Joyce II, Willie McGee and Sian Cotton, a group of close friends and teammates collectively known as "The Fab Five."

The Cleveland Cavaliers would use the No. 1 pick of the 2003 NBA Draft on James, who has won four NBA titles, four NBA MVP awards and is now the league's all-time leading scorer following his 20th career season this past year. A full trailer for "Shooting Stars," which is an adaptation of the Buzz Bissinger book by the same title and is available on Peacock now, can be seen below.


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