Space Jam 2 Co-Star Reveals One Special Treatment LeBron James Needed on the Film Sets

Published 06/09/2021, 4:30 PM EDT


An upcoming Malcolm D. Lee film, Space Jam 2 is getting all the hype it needs. The excitement is obvious with star man LeBron James playing the lead role in it. Space Jam has been a basketball fan movie since its first installment that starred the great Michael Jordan.

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Now that it’s Bron’s turn to shine, the movie has been aptly titled ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’. The audience will get to see a fictionalized version of LeBron James as a basketball wizard. To add to the surprise, the sports comedy film is expected to feature some other NBA and WNBA players in key roles. This added list includes Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, Chiney Ogwumike, and a few others.

NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 15: NBA player LeBron James attends GQ; LeBron James NBA All Star Party Sponsored By Samsung Galaxy And Beats at Ogden Museum’s Patrick F. Taylor Library on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for GQ)
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Meals are a priority for superstar LeBron James

Other than the expectations from the movie, the behind-the-scenes and imagining LeBron in an actor’s schedule is particularly exciting. One of the lead actors of the film, Don Cheadle, revealed a bit about the King’s actions off-screen. Other than Bron’s commendable teamwork on the movie sets, Don also talked about one special treatment reserved for the superstar.

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“The only time he (LeBron) really required special treatment was when that huge human being had to eat,” Don told Conan O’Brien. “So there’d be certain times, like (looks at watch), ‘Oops, gotta eat’, and we would sit there and wait for 15 minutes.”

The big man needs his meals on time, and he’s not doing anything without them. So the whole team would wait for Bron to meet his food plan. At the end of the day, Bron is needed the most on the court. While he is a very systematic person in terms of his work schedule, Bron’s diet is key and needs special attention, and most athletes on the set would probably choose to do what the Lakers star did.

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This highly awaited movie is set to release on July 16, 2021, by Warner Bros Pictures. More than anything, the fans will go berserk with their favorite player hitting film screens.

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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