LeBron James Is Game For ‘Space Jam 2’

The first installment of Space Jam was, by far, a huge success, but that doesn’t seem to scare LeBron James who recently shared that he would be game for a reincarnation of the Looney Tunes movie when speaking with the Today Show’s co-anchor Willie Geist. According to The Hollywood Reporter, James showed his love for the 1996 live-action/animated comedy starring legendary baller Michael Jordan when asked about recent rumors of a follow-up sequel with himself as the star.

“We hope so. We’re definitely missing Bugs and Daffy and Tasmanian Devil and every last one of them, so hopefully we can do some great things.”

Having brokered a recent deal with Warner Bros. in late July, LeBron James appearing in Space Jam 2 is certainly a possibility. WB is also the original studio to release the first installment from producer Ivan Reitman that grossed $230 million worldwide. The two-time NBA champion and his company, Spring Hill Entertainment, signed a contract with WB that is open to all areas of content creation; TV, movies and the digital world.

Recently, LeBron James got his feet wet with a meatier acting role in the romance comedy Trainwreck. LeBron starred opposite comedienne Amy Schumer, who also penned the screenplay, and SNL‘s Bill Hader. The outcome, both movie-goers and the film world enjoyed James’ acting talents, something the 30-year-old calls a passion and has plans to continue to do, as confirmed by The Huffington Post.

“It’s a passion of mine,” LeBron James shared. “Everything I do, I have a passion about it. If we could continue it, I know I don’t have to dribble a basketball and fly through the air to do those type of things.”

It sounds as though LeBron leading a Space Jam 2 has potential, especially when considering the Cleveland Cavallier star’s ample fanbase, who are sure to invade theaters for a glimpse of their favorite player acting alongside Bugs and Duffy.

In the meantime, James continues to nurture his other passions aside from acting and basketball. The four-time NBA MVP is giving back to those less fortunate with an expansive college scholarship fund set up through his LeBron James Family Foundation and the University of Akron. The athlete’s fund is expected to help more than 2,300 students.

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