The worlds of basketball and pop culture are abuzz with the news that LeBron James is set to star in Space Jam 2. The King used Instagram to announce his involvement in the upcoming feature, a long awaited sequel to the original 1996 film starring Michael Jordan. The announcement also triggering streams of online chat about which current NBA stars will form the Monstars to take on the reigning champion Tune Squad.
While rumours of such an event have been swirling around for years, the news is very exciting for film buffs and basketball fans alike. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, James said, ‘The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie. It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams.’
Another hot online debate following the announcement was what will be on The King’s feet for the movie. With production set to commence next year, he’ll have plenty of time to think about it, but what are your tips? Will he rep a pair of Jays as a nod to his cinematic predecessor? Or will he stick to his growing collection of LeBrons? Only time will tell.