LeBron James Reveals No Conversations With Michael Jordan After Taking Up Space Jam

Published 03/09/2021, 8:16 AM EST
Feb 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) positions teammates during the seconds quarter against the Miami Heat at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports


Wherever LeBron James goes, he creates a legacy of his own, and it seems like he is ready to conquer the entertainment world by starring in a film that is actually the other GOAT’s legacy. One can call the Space Jam universe Michael Jordan’s baby. When released back in November 1996, it created an impact that left people wanting more.

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However, ever since Jordan announced that he won’t be returning to star in the film, plenty of rumors about who can take over the role began to make rounds. From Tony Hawk to Jackie Chan to Jeff Gordon, nobody fit the picture. And then it clicked…

Has LeBron James talked to Michael Jordan about this gig?

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Who could take over a role played extraordinarily by the GOAT better than the GOAT of this generation? There is nobody better the audience will be able to connect with. But is it going to be easy to follow in Michael Jordan‘s footsteps?

In an interview with Bron, he was asked if having to continue Jordan’s legacy caused some hesitation, and Bron had a very positive response to it. He explained that there will always be comparisons, and it affected him more when he was younger. But now that he is older and knows his worth and what he stands for, it doesn’t bother that much.

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls during the 1997 McDonald’s Championship. (Photo by Dimitri Iundt/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

Following that, he was asked if he has had a chance to speak to MJ about the project. “No, I haven’t had a conversation with Mike about Space Jam, but I hope to if he gets an opportunity to see the movie. I did my best to continue it,” LeBron stated.

But he also clarified further, “I think one thing that we will show the viewers is that it’s not a sequel. It’s its own movie and twist.”

Honored to be a part of Space Jam

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Despite everything, he concluded with, “But to be able to just be in the Space Jam world, it’s something that Mike created and is his. I respect that. And I held that with a lot of responsibility.”

A lot of good has happened for the Lakers superstar the past year. Not only has he won another title for himself, but is also en route to a repeat. Other than that, the only concern for his new film could be because of the coronavirus.

Feb 28, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) takes the ball down court in the second half of the game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Whether films will get back to the cinemas soon is still a mystery. If Space Jam hits the screens, would you go and watch? And if yes, what are you looking forward to most?

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Read also- Ever Heard of Him?”: LeBron James One Ups Michael Jordan with a Hilarious Post on the Set of Space Jam

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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