LeBron James is Reportedly Having Trouble Trying to Get NBA Players To Join SPACE JAM 2
A lot of fans are excited about Warner Bros.’ Space Jam 2, but apparently a lot of the NBA athletes aren’t. According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, Lebron James, who will star in and produce the movie, is having trouble recruiting players to be in the movie. He’s been making an effort, but only a few players have signed on.
"In all honesty, he's been recruiting players to come and try to be in Space Jam with him this summer and he hasn't been able to close some of those deals. He's recruiting for his movie as well as he is for the Lakers."
When asked which NBA players James has been trying to get on board the film Windhorst said, "I'm not going to say right now but let's just say it's the top players."
It would make sense to get all of the top players in the NBA on board the film. After all, the first movie has an awesome cast of NBA stars such as Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Shawn Bradley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson, and Muggsy Bogues, along with appearances by Danny Ainge, Steve Kerr, Alonzo Mourning, Horace Grant, Scottie Pippen, Luc Longley, among others.
When previously talking about the film, 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.”
There’s no reason given as to why James is having problems getting NBA players to join the movie, but I guess they aren’t Space Jam fans.
Production on the film is said to start shooting on June 17th and it’s set to hit theaters on July 16, 2021.