WATCH: LeBron James Embraces Friend and Former Teammate Chris Bosh at Space Jam 2 Premiere

Published 07/13/2021, 1:43 AM EDT
February 18, 2014: Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade #3, Miami Heat small forward LeBron James #6 and Miami Heat center Chris Bosh #1 observe the National Anthem before an NBA game between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX Miami defeated Dallas 117-106 (Photo by Albert Pena/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

LeBron James might have missed out on leading the Los Angeles Lakers to their second straight title. But that doesn’t mean he is out of the limelight.


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Bron is not only a superstar on the court but off-court as well and has been stirring a lot of excitement in LA because of his new film ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ releasing in a couple of days.

While the premiere already took place on July 12, fans can’t get over a loving brotherly moment shared by LBJ and his former teammate Chris Bosh.


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LeBron James and Chris Bosh’s warm hug

On a big night for LeBron James, Space Jam 2 is rolling out and during the premier, he invited many friends and family members to share the joy.

Zendaya, Klay Thompson, and Anthony Davis were some of the guests who graced the premier with their presence. However, nothing caught anyone’s eye more than an emotional moment shared between LeBron and Chris Bosh.

James and Bosh were part of the Miami Heat‘s ‘Big Three’ before his move back to Cleveland, and they won two championships together. Even though Bosh was considered the third-best after Bron and Dwyane Wade, his contribution was vital to Heat’s legacy and will never be forgotten by fans.

Bron and Bosh lead two very different lives right now. The 36-year-old James is still playing as if he is in his prime and taking teams to titles.

But Bosh’s career came to an end long back because of blood clots, and we haven’t seen him since. However, their friendship doesn’t seem to have withered away even now.

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Will Space Jam 2 live up to the hype?

This Space Jam sequel is coming out 25 years after the original release in which Michael Jordan starred. However, it has been made clear time and again that it is not in the continuation of the first.


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There have been plenty of rumors about Warner Bros’ attempts in signing MJ for a sequel, but he was just not interested. So, they had to give the fans something. And who better to take over for MJ than the ‘Chosen One’ himself.

May 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) moves the ball against Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) during the second half in game four of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The new release is hitting theaters and will be available to stream online from July 16 onwards. Do you think it will live up to the bar that MJ set? Watch it to find out!


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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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