ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Late Friday afternoon, a huge story broke, at least for those of us who grew up loving the classic Michael Jordan-meets-Bugs Bunny movie Space Jam. According to Deadline.com, the sons of longtime sports broadcasting veteran Dick Ebersol had reached a deal with Warner Brothers to create a long-awaited sequel to Space Jam, in which LeBron James would star. Seems like a no-brainer, right?
Well, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news? LeBron didn’t know anything about the movie he was supposedly starring in…
The good news? He didn’t rule it out, either. As LeBron said to the Palm Beach Post…
Q. There were conflicting reports about you starring in a Space Jam remake.
JAMES: “It’s news to me. I haven’t heard anything about it. Like I said, I’ve always loved Space Jam 1. It was one of my favorite movies growing up. If I have the opportunity, it’d be great. But that’s news to me. Obviously I don’t want to be on there with this thing on my nose [note: a reference to his currently bandaged, broken nose]. We’ll see what happens.”
Q. No one’s approached you about it?
JAMES: “I haven’t heard about it. Maybe they’ve got it in my office. I haven’t been to my office in a while.”
Q. Does a matchup with the Monstars freak you out at all?
JAMES: “Absolutely. Those guys are very intimidating and they’re bigger than us. We’ve got to do our due diligence here on Earth.”