Entertainment Sports LeBron James' 'The Decision' Will Be Explored in New Episode of ESPN Docuseries — Watch Trailer ESPN's Backstory will cover the over-the-top treatment of LeBron James' decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 22, 2020 08:37 AM Share Tweet Pin Email It's been a decade, but some fans still aren't over LeBron James' infamous "decision" to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010. A new episode of ESPN's docuseries Backstory will go behind-the-scenes of the television special, The Decision, during which James, now 34, announced he'd be leaving his hometown to play with the Miami Heat. Backstory — a new documentary series that explores the background of sports controversies — will look at the "far-reaching consequences" of James' TV stunt. James — who now plays for the Los Angeles Lakers — gave a televised interview in 2010 on ESPN, during which he announced he was leaving Cleveland and “taking [his] talents to South Beach” to join Dwyane Wade and the Heat. He would go on to win two consecutive championships with the Heat in 2012 and 2013. LeBron James, Kevin Hart and Other Celebrities Partner to Protect Black Voting Rights The broadcast garnered major attention — at the time Nielson estimated that 9.95 million people tuned in to the show, according to the Associated Press. Hans Gutknecht/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Previous episodes of Backstory include a look at Serena Williams' testy interaction with tennis umpires. LeBron James, Aaron Rodgers Call Out Drew Brees After He Says Players Should Stand During Anthem The episode debuts Sunday, June 28 at 9 p.m. EST on ESPN.