Showtime making a basketball drama with Phil Jackson and L.A. Lakers execs

"White Men Can't Jump" and "Bull Durham" director Ron Shelton will lead the project, which goes behind the scenes of a professional team. He'll be joined by former Lakers coach Jackson, executive Jeanie Buss, Kurt Rambis and his wife Linda, a Lakers executive.

Norman Weiss has been doing TV Tattle since the week "Freaks and Geeks" was canceled. He is a Hollywood outsider who was born and raised in Hollywood. "American Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars" are broadcast 2 blocks from his high school.