LeBron Would Consider Starring In Space Jam Sequel

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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.”

103 Comments

  1. Luke says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO dont ruin my childhood

    • lbj says:

      Our king “LeBron” will be the best space jam ever since MJ doesn’t know how to act. LeBron will be the blockbuster in this movie!!

      • Bill Russel wants Kobe for Space Jam 2.. you know why? says:

        @lbj.. check this out.. as what B.Russel said in his Mount Rushmore “BASKETBALL IS NOT FOR SEASON MVP’s IT’S A TEAM GAME!”..

        Shaq and Gasol haven’t won a single championship ring before they have Kobe on their team.. Shaq and Gasol as well are already playing with other teams and never got a single ring only when they have Kobe on their team when they won the Championship ring..

        Lebron wants Shaq in Cleveland thinking that Shaq will give him championship ring because Shaq won the Finals MVP already and several championship rings but never happened.. Lebron leaves Cleveland and went to Miami because of D.Wade who won the championship ring already and Finals MVP and with the Toronto All Star Chris Bosh on the team for his first ring. Lebron wants Rey Allen added to the team Miami for their 2nd Championship ring because Allen already won his championship ring with Celtics.

        The BIG difference.. Kobe gave Championship Rings to Gasol and Shaq.. and on the other hand D.Wade and Rey Allen gave the championship rings to Lebron as what Rey Allen 3 point shot did as a proof during the Finals vs. Indiana.. I HOPE YOU ARE NOT SO STUPID ENOUGH NOT TO SEE THE BIG PICTURE OF KOBE’S GREATNESS OVER LEBRON.. DO THE 81 POINTS LEBRON MAYBE YOU’LL BE IN THE CONVERSATION.. LOL!!!

      • Im trying to draw attention to myself with an obnoxiously long name with a warning in it. says:

        kobe should do it, he’s not doing anything right now anyway lol

    • It's ok if Lebron is in the Monster side and Kobe is the Star on Space Jam 2 says:

      Hey lbj! It’s a total disrespect to MJ’s greatness whenever they compare Lebron to him.. It’s like Lebron disrespected Bill Russel who has 11 Championship Rings.. Lebron is not even close to the greatness of Kobe and MJ.. If there’s one great active player right who should play the role of Space Jam Star it’s none other than the Slam Dunk Champion, Season MVP, 4 times All Star MVP with 16 times All Star consecutive appearance and a 5 TIME NBA CHAMPION that includes Dynasty and Back to Back NBA championship and 2 Olympic Gold Medals that he led Team USA.. and that’s none other than #24 of LA LAKERS.. WE DON’T CARE even if NBA wants Lebron to have 10 season MVP’s it’s not the measurement of greatness and BASKETBALL IS A TEAM GAME not for individual awards as if Lebron deserved all of his 4 season MVP’s.. IT’S THE CHAMPIONSHIP RING MAN AND THEN YOU PLAYED AS A STAR ON YOUR TEAM TO WIN IT that’s the measurement.. IF YOU KNOW HOW TO PLAY BBALL YOU’lL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I’M TRYING SAYING.. NBA is just making propaganda to patch Kobe’s greatness.. LEBRON CAN’T WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP WITHOUT DWAYNE WADE.. SO SHUT UP!!

      • jdub455 says:

        o cmon kobe wudnt hav won hes first 3 rings without shaq too… plus let me remind you that SHAQ was D TEAM. Kobe was his pippen during that time. ok.. 4th ring, gasol was also there… so cmon now… kobe 1 mvp… hw many does bron have?? he singlehandedly brought the cavs to the finals,.,, who was the all star with him?? So its just right that Bron is the Star of the movie alongside bugs, and Kobe is the Larry Bird part of the movie… lol!

    • MJ wants Kobe to Star on Space Jam 2.. "I'll take 5 over 2".. says:

      @jdub455.. Let us put this in a simpler form.. OK Kobe won 3 rings with Shaq.. 2 more rings with Gasol and your Lebron won 2 rings with D.Wade.. So how simple to understand it’s just a simple mathematics man.. 5 > 2.. U MORON.. Just like what they said and as what the great Bill Russel said as well, Basketball is not a measurement of individual awards NBA PLAYERS ARE NOT PLAYING FOR SEASON MVP’s MAN.. THEY ARE PLAYING TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP RING JUST LIKE DURANT, CARMELO AND DWIGHT WANTS BEFORE THEIR CAREER ENDS.. WITHOUT A CHAMPIONSHIP RING IT’S JUST LIKE THEY PLAYED FOR NOTHING.. I TOTALLY AGREE CHAMPIONSHIP RING IS THE MEASUREMENT OF GREATNESS AND YOU PLAYED AS THE STAR FOR YOUR TEAM TO WIN IT.. Shaq can’t carry the lakers into a championship ring without Kobe as well.. that’s the bottom line.. Just like what the greats said “WE’LL TAKE 5 OVER 2″ and they will still take 5 over 4.. and we don’t think Lebron can take 4 as he’s turning 30 this year unless if he leaves Miami again and look for a power house team again.. LOL!!! Kobe and MJ are competitive they take whoever is available on their team and carried the load to win a chsampionship.. that’s what Kobe and MJ can do that Lebron hasn’t done on his career.. THAT’S ONE OF THE MEASUREMENT OF GREATNESS.. IF YOU CAN’T STILL UNDERSTAND JUST PLANT A CROP ON YOUR YARD.. LOL!!!

  2. Joe says:

    MJ > LBJ.

    MJ’s first championship: Not counting MJ, the rest of the team combined for 1 All-Star appearance, and 1 Olympic medal.

    LeBron’s first championship: Not counting LeBron, the rest of the team combined for 15 All-Star appearances, and 3 Olympic medals.

    • Joe says:

      Nice, that’s a cool stat!

    • worst argument ever says:

      MJ couldn’t singlehandedly take his team to the finals… LeBron did in 2007 where the second best player was Larry Hughes shot 14ppg at an amazing 40%
      I don’t think LeBron is at MJ’s level yet and its unfair to say that given he’s barely halfway into his career… but that argument about LeBron’s teammates is just stupid… Pippen was voted an NBA All-Time top 50 player… and Rodman also a HOF 7x all defensive 1st team
      its a team game not 1-on-1

      • jack says:

        I wouldn’t really compare the east teams LeBron beat to get to the finals with Cleveland to Bird’s Celtics and Thomas’ Pistons.

    • John says:

      What does that have to do with anything? You obviously didn’t watch the 2012 or 2013 Finals if your saying that.

  3. ModernizedMiamiHeat Est. 2010 HATER says:

    Should be kobe LOL

  4. hibbs says:

    but he will lose to the monstars unless ray allen is there with a miracle 3.

  5. Real Deal says:

    if lebron plays against the monstars hes gonna flop his way to the win.

  6. Here we are again with another rumor,
    Someone out there thought it was humor.
    To make up a possibility of a movie that we all love,
    Come back in a sequel, a gift from above.

    It would be quite interesting to see a part two,
    With a slew of new stars, let’s see who comes through.
    Stars like Lebron, Durant, Irving, and Paul,
    Howard, Davis, and Griffin all standing so tall.

    Of course I thought that part two would’ve come already,
    Because of a player that has always been steady.
    He was compared to MJ, it was always a chant.
    Known for his 81, his name is Kobe Bryant.

    • YouCantBeSerious says:

      That was quite fun to read but man you all up on Kobe’s jock, the sequel gotta be Lebron!

  7. Dwight says:

    I’ll be in it too. Warner Bros hit me up!

  8. FELIPE says:

    NOT THIS AGAIN ……… XD PEACEE¡¡

  9. minitrolink4 says:

    playing the actor will not give you a title, if you want to be a champion you need to team up with the king lebron. we will trade.. ho wait

  10. dd def says:

    i love his response to that monstars question hahaha. that’s great.

  11. Wesley says:

    It would make sense, you can have Carmelo, Dwight, Chris Paul, Dirk Nowitzki and Durant as the monstars .
    Why not make it seven monstars so they can cheat :) There plenty good guys and characters you can bolster into the
    moviescreen.

  12. dustydreamnz says:

    LBJ would do anything to make himself more famous. Call himself one of the greatest, claim he deserves to be MVP, dunk with his shirt off, flop constantly, videobomb, star in a movie…….

    • B-Money says:

      Yea I can tell you by that comment you aint nothing but a Lebron hater

    • Me says:

      Dont be jealous cuz u’ll never be as famous as king james. He’s one of the greatest and he deserves to be mvp his talent and his game is making him famous so stop hating cuz u wont make it in life. He’s also a great entertainer, can act and hes funny so space jam is bout to be hella good!!

  13. Jimmy says:

    Former GOAT to the modern GOAT, would seem appropriate.

  14. lbj says:

    Our king “LeBron” will be the best space jam ever since MJ doesn’t know how to act. LeBron will be the blockbuster in this movie!

  15. vinsanefan says:

    Somebody makes this happen please. Blake Griffin should be in the movie too because he’s a legitimately funny guy and a full fledged super star. Also, they’d have to give MJ and Charles cameo appearances.

    • justsayin says:

      instead>too

      Griffin should be the lead – he’s funny as heck on camera – and is one of the great jammers.

  16. Ethan says:

    I think this would be the stupidest thing warner bros would ever do.This would ruin the childhood of most people especially because lebron was never as good as MJ if this movie is good when I watch it then ill start liking lebron but no hes good but hes not where mj is at

  17. davonte says:

    this would be a super great idea. i would definitely pay to see this.

  18. Scott says:

    Am I the only that thinks Blake Griffin would be a better fit in a kids/comedy movie?

    LeBron does not have the same comedic timing as MJ!

  19. best player since mj…

  20. Alex LO says:

    should be brook lopez

  21. deanthony langston says:

    I was the blue monstar in the first Space Jam. It was awesome and I helped coordinate the best pick up games ever.
    Blue Monstar

  22. Shaleem says:

    Personally i don’t think they should come out with Spacejam 2 with lebron james. They made space Jam with Jordan and it was a hit. now bringing James to a sequel is just out showing Jordan but its all about money so im sure they will go thru with this plan. And then they are forgetting about Kobe who is a legend who is being out shined by Durant and James due to his age and injuries. I think Kobe deserves to be in the movie then as well.

  23. kobe should be in this hes better actor player and guy so ya WB pick kobe

  24. John Smith says:

    It’s going to be really weird when Lebron quits the Tune Squad and joins up with the Monstars midway through the movie.

  25. Harry says:

    The film will be terrible. We all know it.

  26. Vidmantas says:

    Yea, it’s very good idea

  27. lbj says:

    Lebron james deserve it like it or not he is da best nba player since mj was balling so if they are gonna make a sequel lbj deserve it…n if da nba had all da same rules back then they have now I’ll bet u that there will b a lot of superstars flopping 2 including mj

  28. nba says:

    THE MEDIA AND THE NBA KEEP SHOVING LEBRON JAMES DOWN OUR THROATS. THERE ARE FAR MORE BETTER PERSONS/PLAYERS IN THE NBA THAN THE PRIMA DONNA LEBRON JAMES.

  29. asd says:

    where’s that guy who went around writing we will trade norris cole future hall of fame guard for blah blah… he needs to post more often

  30. Michael Barela says:

    Just because Lebron does do the movie, doesn’t mean your childhood is ruined. Some of you really need to grow up.

  31. Ben says:

    Why some of u people watch NBA and hate so much the king the NBA is all about the king so go watch hockey ok

  32. TheAllStar136 says:

    If they make the movie, what will be the plot?
    Durant should join because he got some acting experience.
    Or maybe Griffin because of his experience from his commercials.

  33. chakadoll says:

    haters always a haters.. they cant accept the fact that lebron is one of the greatest NBA player. Dont hate anyone if he deserve to be. I dont like Durant, George or someone else.. but I did not hate them. coz’ there all have talent. so stop hate someone who deserve to be called as a greatest player. LBJ06 for life.

  34. saylow510 says:

    Please don’t let him ruin Space Jam. Lebron just wants to be like MJ, but will never be. MJ wil always with the G.O.A.T. and lebron is just a goat that shouldn’t be in movies.

  35. MR.SUAVE says:

    this would be great if it happens so many great players can imagine
    their lineup against the monstars please make it happen
    their are no more movie that is basketball related now adays
    #SPACEJAM2

  36. Matthew says:

    I think the who would the monstars take their power from is a much better debate than the mount rushmore argument.

    Starting 5
    C- Howard
    PF- Kevin Love
    SF- Durant
    SG- Paul George
    Pg- Chris Paul

  37. Khan says:

    LOL these comments are hilarious you guys are so sad, he’s one of the greatest to ever play deal with it I’m sorry if that makes you cry at night.

  38. kingjames says:

    lebron would b perfect!!! yall make it seem jordan didnt get special treatment..please!!! my friend a(bulls 90 era fan) gave me a recorded game..bulls vs blazers finals…bulls losing..then here come all the calls..bulls way..(stern doing)..same thing hes been doing for lebron..its time to wake up!!! jordan,lebron 2 of the greats…just watch basketball and enjoy!!!

  39. Jeff says:

    Fairer if Kobe get’s the gig, but Shaq would probably come out of retirement to get a guernsey.

  40. ricz says:

    Kevin Durant is much better to star on SJ lol
    MJ on space jam 1 is slimmer just like KD

    LBJ is like a bulldozer….. He is scary for space jam… kids wouldn’t like it

  41. Diego says:

    He will take his talents to Moron Mountain and play against the Tune Squad, I’m sure he’d do that

  42. knicks boy says:

    they should use melo instead of the flop king

  43. Jether says:

    If there is Space Jam 2 and LeBron in it, then it’s Gorilla-meets-Bugs Bunny show which is not bad at all :)

  44. Othello says:

    Awesome! Great choice! The BrONLY choice!

  45. bugs says:

    yup … MJ would be the general manager of the tune squad and your “king” LBJ might even be nominated for oscars..

    he’s so could in acting on the floor

  46. Looney Toon says:

    I’m all for it. I don’t care to make comparisons to MJ or Kobe. They’re irrelevant. Or how about the Tiny Toons and Lebron vs. the gigantic Monstars?

  47. Mister A says:

    I’m not a Lebron hater. But if kobe is the star of space Jam 2. It would sell 3x more than the movie if Lebron was in it. a lot of places love lebron. But the whole world loves kobe.

  48. jdub455 says:

    go for it bron!! i loved that movie! a remake with the technology we have right now, amazing!! the new monstars shld be, howard, durant, griffin, kyrie and harden or westbrook… lol!

  49. Phil says:

    i don’t understand why this should be a problem? i grew up with space jam. Was amazing seeing the GOAT in his prime starring a movie. So why would it be so ridiculous of the Best player of this era starring a sequel? would be great. think about all the kids who see their star shine in space jam 2… and then go back and look at space Jam 1 and think.. Damn Jordan was also one of the best their ever excisted?
    go threw with it and this would be great 3 hours of movie for the kids. the old and the new :-)

  50. LBJ FAN says:

    i think kobe should star in brokeback mountain 2…

  51. Duck Dogers says:

    We know what would happen in the sequel. The monstars would challenge bugs bunny they will ask LBJ for help. LBJ realizing that he can not win with the toons alone will call DWade, CBosh and RAllen for help… The four of them together with Bugs bunny will defeat the Monstars and save planet earth end of Story..

  52. erick says:

    it will be better if kobe will do the role since he is next to his airness..
    ON MY OWN OPINION

  53. ADDNOT says:

    LeBron you’re good, but the only way that you can play in Space Jam is that somehow you AND Michael appear in it together…otherwise, you will ruin allot of childhoods

  54. Chris says:

    They absolutely should make Dirk one of the Monstars!!! Just imagine a blue 8’9 beast shooting one legged fadeaways from halfcourt!!!

  55. Aniketh says:

    Javale McGee Should Star in space jam 2…… it’ll be more like shaqtin a fool jam 2 then!! :p

  56. Darweezzy says:

    Wow this would suck if lebron is in space jam 2! It would kill my childhood. The only person in my mind that can do space jam 2 would be kobe bryant! If anything lebron can be one of the monstars since he already looks like one. LOL

  57. JOE says:

    YOU GUYS ARE ALL JUST HATERS BECAUSE YOU KNOW LEBRON WILL GO DOWN AS THE BEST IN HISTORY. YOU SHOULD DEAL WITH IT IN OTHER WAYS, RATHER THAN TRASH TALKING.

  58. LeMonstar says:

    LeBron should be part of the Monstars because he’s dominant like the Monstars and he looks like a Monstar seriously. He best fits the villain role.

  59. C0ACH says:

    I love the Ideal of the Remake and don’t care if its Kobe or LBJ.. Either one can be considered Jordan’s son in helping save the world again 18-20 yrs later. Just to have a piece of my child hood back is always a great feeling..

  60. .... says:

    To all who say that Lebron is the greatest or will be the greatest player , i just want to say to you one difference between MJ and Lebron : ALL THE WORLD loved and still love MJ ( for example the Heat retired his number 23 even if he never played for
    the Heat. After his first retirement , when he came back to the NBA , when he made his first game-winner in Indiana there was a standing ovation and pacers’fan were all proud to see it ) , there are not a lot of haters for MJ and for Lebron , it is impossible to say how many people don’t like him ….
    Even if Lebron will have more titles than MJ , he will never be the greatest player . Titles don’t make you the best . If it was the fact , we would say that Bill Russell is the greatest ( 11 titles in 13 years !!!!! ) and people woudn’t compare Lebron to MJ .
    A “competition and fighting” spirit fan …………..

  61. Tony says:

    Javale McGee

  62. Sharna Bangs says:

    Yeah it would be soo good if Lebron did Space jam two !! i’d watch it with my kids for sure .

    xx

  63. I dont think that would be a good idea i respect lebron but kobe is the closest to MJ si iwould pick koBe..

  64. boiii says:

    it should be kobe all the way . He has the most points scored for the laker franchise !!? he didnt have to go anywhere to keep getting rings after shaq left. he was close to having the same career as jordan with the 3peats had one atleast and a back to back wiht gasol. KOBE IS GOAT. he def would deserve it , not hating on james cause he is really talented but cmon now

  65. KevinDurantTheRealKing says:

    Kevin Durant should star, he is the best player in the NBA today.

  66. gbreeza says:

    Lebron would’ve eaten the NBA up if he was playing when MJ was in his prime. Let’s face it they were elbowing and pushing each other because they had to. The players couldn’t compete with those athletically inclined. Just a little bit of athletic prowess and players were stars back then. I bet if you sent Stephen Curry back in time he might suck, but Lebron would dominate. Let’s not forget his size. The other 6’9 forwards at that time couldn’t hope to compete with Lebron. He’d be putting up Oscar Robertson numbers