Report: Michael Jordan's Involvement Discussed for LeBron James Space Jam Sequel

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistSeptember 20, 2018

FILE - At left, in an Aug. 21, 2015, file photo, former NBA star and current owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan, smiles at reporters in Chicago. At right, in a March 5, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James smiles in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Cleveland. With 10 points on Friday night, March 30, 2018,  James will pass Jordan’s NBA record by scoring in double digits in 867 consecutive games, a remarkable streak of consistency and durability that may stand as one of the Cleveland star’s greatest accomplishments. (AP Photo/File)
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LeBron James will star in Space Jam 2, and according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com, NBA Hall of Famer and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan is in discussions to be involved in the project:

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Space Jam 2, while a part of the Space Jam franchise, is not considered a sequel, a source familiar with the production told ESPN. However, there have been discussions in involving Michael Jordan in some way. At this point, Jordan’s level of involvement is to be determined.

SpringHill Entertainment, the production company started by James and Maverick Carter, teased the project on Twitter Wednesday, announcing Terence Nance (Random Acts of FlynessAn Oversimplification of Her Beauty) as director and Ryan Coogler (CreedBlack Panther) as producer.

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James will star and serve as executive producer, while Bugs Bunny and the Looney Toons gang will join him on the court, just as they joined Jordan to defeat the Monstars in the 1996 original. 

No word yet on whether the current group of Golden State Warriors will be playing the Monstars, much as they essentially have been doing during the past four seasons of NBA basketball.


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