Golden Globe Winner Reveals How LeBron James Was a ‘Team Player’ During Space Jam 2 Shooting

Published 06/09/2021, 12:58 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 04: Athlete LeBron James, recepient of Icon 360 Award and daughter Zhuri James attend Harlem’s Fashion Row during New York Fahion Week at Capitale on September 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)


Kobe Bryant took his legacy to another level when he won an Oscar for the short film, Dear Basketball. Similarly, Michael Jordan breathed new life into his stardom and introduced it to Generation Z with his docuseries The Last Dance. Now, it’s the turn of LeBron James and he is all set to join the party with the animated flick Space Jam: A New Legacy

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As the release date of the movie is nearing, the surrounding hype is increasing. And now, with LeBron free from all his on-court duties for at least four months, one can expect a full-fledged promotion. A member of the movie’s main star cast recently even gave an interesting interview and spilled some beans.

Don Cheadle reminisced his time on the set with LeBron James

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In a one-on-one conversation with comedian Conan O’Brien, multi-time Golden Globe award-winning actor Don Cheadle revealed his experience shooting alongside Bron. The 56-YO actor is playing the character of AI-G Rhythm in the movie, where an algorithm consumes LeBron’s son, and Bron later seeks the Tune Squad’s help.

BEIJING, CHINA – SEPTEMBER 04: LeBron James meets fans at a Nike store on September 4, 2017, in Beijing, China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)

In the interview, the legendary actor shared his experience and said, “It was great, actually. He really did approach it like a team player. He really did approach it like he would approach the sport. He’s done a couple… he’s done Trainwreck. And he’s done a couple other things where he really still thinks of it as a sport in many ways. And as he does in the game, he was like always there, always ready, always prepared, ready to try something, ready to just go all in. At some point I was like, you could be a much bigger diva than you’re being right now. You’re King James.”

This is why Bron’s teammates, be it on the Lakers roster or his business stakeholders, all love him dearly. 

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There were more revelations from the Iron Man fame actor

Don Cheadle has always had a soft point for superheroes and perhaps it overwhelmed him to find a real-life superhero on the movie set. That propelled him to notice everything LeBron did, and he even spoke about Bron’s eating timetable.

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A month ago, the veteran actor had also hinted at how Michael Jordan might have a small role to play in Space Jam 2. Well, this is in line with all the narratives running around this mega spectacle that is going to hit the theatres in July this year.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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