‘Loving Michael Jordan’: LeBron James Reveals Why Space Jam Was Always One of the Key Films for Him

Published 03/06/2021, 5:00 AM EST
MIAMI, FL – JUNE 25: LeBron James participates in the Miami Heat 2012 NBA Championship Celebration at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 25, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)


After the NBA season ends, there’s a lot of time where basketball fans have nothing to think about or discuss. But to fill this void, LeBron James is bringing his highly-anticipated movie, Space Jam 2.

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The Lakers star has appeared on the silver screen before. He had a documentary titled More Than a Game, and he also had cameos in the comedy series Entourage and the comedy film Trainwreck. So, this is the first movie where he plays a fictional role and is the protagonist.

 

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LeBron recently gave an interview, where he expressed his excitement about being part of the Space Jam franchise. He spoke about how Space Jam was one of his favorite movies growing up.

He said, “There were a lot of films for me, but Space Jam was definitely up there. Just growing up and loving the NBA, and obviously loving Michael Jordan, and loving the Looney Tunes, it was an automatic and a very organic blend between the two worlds.

“And it was fun to see what MJ and Bugs and Taz and all those great toons were able to go through in that first movie. So it definitely had a big part of my childhood.”

LeBron James shares a sneak peek of Space Jam 2

Just a few days ago, LeBron shared a few more snippets as part of a sneak peek of the movie. He shared them on Twitter with the caption, “Y’ALL NOT READY FOR THIS SQUAD!!!!”

The first two photos were of the April edition of the Entertainment Weekly magazine, where LeBron and the Toon squad are on the cover. In the third picture, Bron is on his way to a ferocious dunk holding an electrifying ball. And finally, in the last picture, LeBron looks annoyed and is alongside Tweety.

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Filmed across the past two off-seasons, the movie will feature a lot of NBA and WNBA players as well. Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Diana Taurasi, and Chiney Ogwumike are some of the players who will feature in the movie.

This is going to be the most hyped basketball movie of all-time. But there will also be similarly high expectations after Michael Jordan did a stellar job in his Space Jam movie.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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