Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, LeBron James and Other NBA Stars who Have Made Dazzling Hollywood Appearances
If an introverted NBA player has an outstanding career record, it is an occupational hazard for him to act in advertisements and play cameos in Hollywood movies. However, if it’s a player who is keen on building a bigger brand value, these acting getaways are the cherry on the cake. And fortunately, there are a handful of such outliers, with LeBron James being the most recent addition. THESE PLAYERS ALWAYS BRING SOMETHING SPECIAL TO THE SILVER SCREEN. IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THEIR SIZE AND ATHLETICISM, BUT ALSO ABOUT THE AURA THAT THEY HAVE DEVELOPED OVER THE COURSE OF THEIR CAREERS. THE PRESENCE OF NAMES LIKE MICHAEL JORDAN OR KEVIN DURANT, EVEN IF IT’S A MERE CAMEO, CAN WORK WONDERS.
LeBron James is arguably taking the GOAT's legacy to the next level. In July 2021, LeBron James starred in the standalone sequel, Space Jam: A New Legacy.
This family comedy perhaps launched basketball to the world of movies. It had an interesting plot where a retired Michael Jordan would team-up with Bugs Bunny (Looney Toons) and try to defeat a criminal group. The movie had other big names in the cast, but it was MJ who single-handedly made it a popular tale.
an extraordinary tale about a gifted son and his convicted father, this movie, "He Got Game" is a classic Basketball flick with a gripping storyline. Ray Allen was just 22-YO when this movie was released, and he played the son of star Denzel Washington who would do anything to inspire him to become a baller.
Even if someone does not watch this movie, they must at least Google and observe Shaq’s look. He played Officer Fluzoo in the movie, Grown Ups 2 (2013) and his semi-bald look took the audience for a laughing riot.