LeBron James Thrilled with New Space Jam Trailer and Gives Shout Out to Dwyane Wade For an Iconic Scene

Published 04/04/2021, 1:34 AM EDT
14 March 2012: Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) talks to Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) during the Chicago Bulls 106-102 victory over the Miami Heat at the United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (Photo by Mark Halmas/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


The much-awaited new Space Jam movie trailer, starring LeBron James, is out. This is a film that has been in the talks all over because of it being compared to the Space Jam that starred the other legend of the NBA, Michael Jordan.

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It sparked the never-ending discussion of who the GOAT really is. And there is no doubt that once Bron’s film is released, it will be compared to the likes of MJ’s. However, there is something else that fans can’t get over after watching the trailer. Let’s find out what!

LeBron James thrilled about the Space Jam trailer

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It was in 1996 that the world of animation and the NBA came together, and the end result was an iconic sports comedy film, Space Jam. And who better to star in it than the GOAT, Michael Jordan and it was his fan following that helped this film become a franchise.

Well, when MJ announced that he doesn’t want to be a part of the franchise anymore, the most fitting person to step into his shoes was his “so-called” heir, LeBron James. So, Space Jam: A New Legacy will hit the screens on July 16 in the USA. With the release date just a couple of months away, Bron has sent fans into a frenzy with the new trailer. 

First, Bron ended up posting the entire trailer on his Twitter wall. Along with it, he wrote, Welcome to the Space Jam!! What in the matrix hell did I get myself into?!?!”

After this, he showed his excitement and posted, “Y’all feeling the trailer today?? Can’t wait for y’all to see the entire movie!!.”

Fans got hold of a particular scene

Throughout the two-and-a-half-minute-long trailer, what caught the fans’ eyes was one scene in particular. It was LBJ dunking after an assist from the character Lola Bunny.

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This was an homage to the iconic no-look pass from Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat to LBJ back in 2010 in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks. While it was just speculation at first, Bron posted a hint that confirmed those doubts.

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It will be absolutely impossible to avoid another comparison between Jordan and LeBron. Only this time, it will be about whose Space Jam film is better. Will LeBron be able to do justice to Jordan’s legacy?

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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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