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LeBron wants to star in “Space Jam 2.” That sound you hear is movie executives falling over themselves

Aug 26, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

LeBron James participates in the U.S. Olympic basketball team practice in Las Vegas Reuters

LeBron James took to Twitter over the weekend to answer questions from fans. Among them, someone asked if he loved arguably the second-most famous basketball movie of all time, Michael Jordan’s “Space Jam.” The fact that James, who loves all things Jordan, likes the movie, isn’t surprising. But how forward he was with the second part of his answer… yeah, that’s a little surprising.

RT @Parletoo: @KingJames do you love space Jam ?(I love that movie. Wish I could do Space Jam 2!)

via Twitter / KingJames: RT @Parletoo: @KingJames do ….

So, surely some movie executive is going to see this and pitch it, right? I mean, it’ll be awful. The movie doesn’t hold up as it is (and I love that flick). Do kids even know who Bugs Bunny is at this point? Who do you get for Bill Murray’s part? You need someone to compliment without stealing it.

Additionally, the plot’s kind of hard to come up with if you’re not totally mailing it in. “Oh, the aliens came back.” But maybe the biggest problem is that the Monstars would honestly have no chance against James. Did you see him in the Finals?

In an unrelated story, it’s 65 days to opening night.

  1. sdelmonte - Aug 26, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    No, the sound you hear is diehard Bugs Bunny fans moaning in agony that anyone would want to make another Space Jam film instead something good.

    • itsthemelman82 - Aug 26, 2012 at 5:14 PM

      agreed!!! Oh, and LBJ you are the best player in the world but, YOU’RE NOT MICHAEL JORDAN… While I’m at it, can we get the slightest bit of originality from Hollywood

      • angulocarlos1 - Aug 26, 2012 at 5:31 PM

        He’s the best player in the world right now. That’s the nice thing about America, you have the freedom to choose not to watch a movie you don’t want to see. As much as it must kill a Lebron hater such as yourself, he’ll probably sell more tickets than “Thunderstruck” starring KD

      • itsthemelman82 - Aug 26, 2012 at 9:59 PM

        @angulocarlos You’re either in middle school or a bandwagon Heat fan so I not gonna waste my time.

  2. sellahh - Aug 26, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Actually this movie could be huge. If only there were parts like LeBron failing inolved only in order to come back stronger. this could do miracles for his image barring MJ comparison.

    • colinsnooks - Aug 27, 2012 at 2:00 AM

      Lebron would have to be one of the bad guy alien basketball players. I’m not sure who for MJ’s part. Kobe?

  3. thetooloftools - Aug 26, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Did he confirm that he is Sharon Reed’s baby daddy yet, or is that just supposed to go away? Never let the cover up of an unwanted “birth of a child”, to a superstar, stand in the way of milking fame.

  4. money2long - Aug 26, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    yea lebron. you also said you’d love to do a dunk contest.

  5. nflperson - Aug 26, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Would the movie be a tale of redemption? Check this:

    The movie would start with a young LeBron, a fan of the TuneSquad, watching the Monstars crush the TuneSquad. LeBron, wanting to be an Intergalactic Basketball Champion, holds a press conference announcing he’s taking his talents to the Monstars. After crushing the TuneSquad year to year, he decides to leave the Monstars and join the TuneSquad to return them to their former glory.

  6. eugenesaxe - Aug 26, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    That sound you hear is ego and attention-whoring.

  7. fdgalvan - Aug 27, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    He’d take his talents to the Monstars once things weren’t going his way.

    • acdc363 - Aug 27, 2012 at 10:38 AM

      Best comment I’ve ever read by far never laughed so hard on this site. Kudos my dude.

      On the real though I would see this movie in a hearbeat.

    • n2thaizzo - Aug 27, 2012 at 4:33 PM

      Ok, who was the @$$hole who gave that comment a thumbs down? I demand you identify yourself!

  8. jjordannba - Aug 27, 2012 at 5:25 AM

    I’m sure most kids still know who bugs Bunny is, some characters are timeless. Like Mickey Mouse, Tweety, Scooby Doo, Goofy, Tom & Jerry. We can’t say the same for Betty Boop, Woody the Woodpecker, or Popeye.

  9. nokoolaidcowboy - Aug 27, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    What’s next Kazaam?
    [Urrrp! Just threw up into my mouth]

  10. jmet11 - Aug 27, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    @eugenesaxe …not a Lebron fan are you? Good luck finding a superstar NBA player who doesn’t have an ego. Attention whoring is a bit much he was just answering a question that a fan asked. Had he not answered questions you would probably say he has no connection with fans and is a jerk. Lebron haters are never going to stop regardless of his greatness on the court.

  11. loungefly74 - Aug 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Lebron…the best player in the NBA…but maybe the worst at PR.

  12. starvingardens - Aug 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    I know how this movie could work. The aliens come back and steal the powers of the original dream team, and lebron and the ’12 olympic team plays them in a battle of winner takes all.

    Who wins…?

    The Aliens.

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