LeBron James Wants to Do ‘Space Jam 2’

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 17th, 2013 at 11:42 am,

With the NBA regular season still a couple of months away, it’s understandable that LeBron James might get bored from time to time. That was certainly the case Sunday night, as James decided to entertain his Twitter followers and himself by answering questions. As he humored his fans, he made an announcement that got people talking and excited: LeBron James wants to star in Space Jam 2.

“Do you love Space Jam?” asked Parletoo via Twitter.

“Love that movie. Wish I could do Space Jam 2!” replied James.

A seemingly innocent question may have gotten the Warner Bros. execs thinking seriously about it. Although there is currently no word of a sequel to the 1996 film Space Jame being in production, there are plenty of reasons why it could be and should be.

The original film featured an animated Looney Toons cast and live-action basketball star Michael Jordan playing b-ball against a team of monster aliens for their freedom; it debuted at #1 in the U.S. and went on to make $230 million worldwide. Its commercial success was backed by a killer soundtrack that featured R. Kelly’s “I Believe I can Fly” and the rare film presence of its star, Michael Jordan. Jordan was retired from the NBA at the time, which I’m sure aided in the film’s appeal to basketball fans who missed him.

James was obviously one of those fans, as the current Miami Heat star was eleven when Space Jam came out. There is now an entire generation of people his age who fondly remember Space Jam and who would probably see a sequel with today’s Michael Jordan  - and that’s (arguably) James.

Michael Jordan in Space Jam  LeBron James Wants to Do ‘Space Jam 2’

The Looney Toons crew has proved to be timeless, and Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and co. wouldn’t be too hard to get on board for aSpace Jam sequel. You just need the artists and voiceover actors to make it all work.

There’s also no question that James could roundup a cast of his pals from the NBA to fill out the rest of the onscreen team. Compared to the original’s lineup of Shawn Bradley, Muggsy Bouges, Larry Johnson, Pat Ewing and Charles Barkley, guys like Dirk Nowitzki, (Like Mike) Metta World Peace, (Think Like a Man) and Steve Nash (Life as We Know It) have some actual acting experience. And if you want to question James’ chops, don’t forget all the hilarious Nike commercials where he played different versions of himself.

If LeBron really wants to be remembered as better than Jordan, maybe Space Jam 2 is the ticket?

Sources: LeBron James via Comic Book Movie

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  1. Let’s not encourage him by making this a story. With Hollywood the way it is, this could actually happen.

  2. NO! You can’t make a space jam 2 and expect it to be as good as the original. Jordan WAS that movie and even though I totally admire James, he just wouldn’t be the same. The first one was great and they should leave it at that.

  3. The entire logical world responds with a resounding, “NO!”

  4. I support this idea, dont know if it should be him though.

  5. the basketball fan and kid in me really wants this NOT to happen.

    the movie fan in me knows this is a very good possibility. with all the reboots in theaters nowadays its not too hard to believe someone would finance and make this happen.

    why god why

  6. He will make space jam look dumb. Nothing will commpare to the first and original. Screw that lebron.. don’t do it.

  7. straight to video is where this junk would belong, LOL.

  8. While it’s definitely won’t be anything great, It would be nice to see the Looney Tunes back on the big screen again.

  9. I hate lebron james (except for olympics) dont get my wrong, but i really loved space jam as a kid. again, i would hate to see james as the star but im pretty sure they could get other nba guys in it that i would like to see. could they get bill murray to sign on?

  10. I think you need more rings to be qualified to do a space jam 2

  11. lets just….can we….maybe..NO….JUST NO NO NO NO

  12. This would be awesome! Jordan was just adequite enough for the original. I would love to see someone with some personality like Lebron do a sequel. Plus with animation and motion cap where it is we would be in for quite the show.

  13. Are you kidding me. Look how much hater-aid is in the building! This man didn’t kil anybody, he didn’t cheat on his wife, he didn’t talk behind his teammates back, all he did was make an miscalculation on his “decision”! I hated it to and the backlash was deserved but man…get over it! I would love to look in the window of the lives of these haters and would probably say, “he who lives in a glass house shouldn’t throw stones”!

    Yes poor decision but he took his punishment like a man. Didn’t say anything, play ball, son a gold medal and went home. Whether he plays in Space Jam or not who cares but all this hate, let it go! I would personally love to see a Space Jam come to fruition and hopefully the wonderful music that would come out of it as well. Let’s deflect this evil energy projection somewhere else, let it go!!

  14. Just announced LeBron James and Michael Bay have teamed up and will do Space Jam 2. There goes the neighborhood.

  15. F Lebron lol. I’m a sports fan and not a fan of the Cavs or Heat, that is why I “hate” him. As for Space Jam. I don’t think it would do so well. Maybe a straight to DVD thing.

  16. Never heard of this guy. Please leave Space Jam alone, it’s perfect the way it is. It doesn’t need a half-baked sequel!

  17. Mike. Lebron is Now basketball. No difference. Lebron is 2012 version of MJ for kids of today.

  18. Oh GOD

  19. If they make sequel they have to bring back bill muary

  20. not a bad idea

  21. Don’t you people remember how god awful Space Jam was?

    Maybe Nostalgia Critic will refresh your memory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDfLL2Yi6q4

    • No, cause I was a kid. Yknow the age the movie was for.

  22. Lol..All you people need to go back and look at Space Jam again as an adult,that movie was awwwwful.Jordan can’t act and has no personality and at least i think with a good script Lebron could carry a film on his own.And by the way Kobe is still the man and still the closes we’ve seen to be as great as Jordan.

    • I saw it again recently and I enjoyed it as much as I did when i first saw it.

  23. I’d rather watch Kobe.

  24. Space jam being my favorite movie as a kid, I hate to see it redone. Even though it would just be a continuation. But there was a good story to the movie, other than the whole alien thing. They did a great job playing off of Jordan’s retirement and return to basketball. What would they do with another movie anyway?

  25. LBJ should be in space jam 2. Only thing is how would the Monstars miss him, since he isn’t off trying to play baseball? Maybe they could for some reason only steal the Lakers talent. Dwight, Pau, Metta, Kobe, Nash. With LeBron as the only hope of defeating them. Hey its a 2013 NBA finals preview too.

  26. Please DON’T !!!!

  27. Metta World Peace…..facepalm

  28. Why so he could quit on the toon sqaud in the middle of movie to take his talents to moron mountain

    • lol Priceless…

  29. Its funny LeBron believes he’s qualified for such an achievement. Last I checked just got his ring a few months ago, grow up a lil more before making wild desires publicly known.

    However a Space Jam would be nice, at this day in age with CGI and the nostalgia in hollywood, to remake everything. But I think this could be good… Id rather watch Kobe though, I feel like it’d fit better.

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