‘Space Jam 2’ Starring Lebron James Is Probably Happening, But Don’t Ask The Cleveland Cavaliers Star About It Until After The Playoffs

Shaunee Flowers - Author

Feb. 20 2017, Updated 10:47 p.m. ET

Lebron James doesn’t want to talk about Space Jam 2, but that doesn’t mean the movie isn’t happening. Quite the contrary, actually, but right now, the Cleveland Cavaliers star has one goal in mind. Lebron is working hard to take his team to the NBA finals and right now it looks like that might actually happen.

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For years, there has been talk of a Space Jam sequel and many have wished that Lebron James would be the star. Now it looks like that wish is becoming a reality as Warner Bros. put a green light on the project and many have even pegged Lebron James as their star. That didn’t stop a bit of doubt from creeping in when James refused to speak about the upcoming film and what it means to NBA fans everywhere, but right now he’s very focused on making sure the Cleveland Cavaliers make it to the NBA finals. Once the season is over for Lebron and the Cavs, there is no doubt that he’ll start talking about Space Jam 2.

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“I have a great team that handles my affairs off the floor,” James said according to CBS Sports. “Since I signed with Warner Bros. we’ve been looking to do some things and figure out some things that best fit both sides. But my team’s handling that and I’m not going to take my focus off what my job is right now, which is handling the postseason right now.”

While critics think that Lebron James starring in Space Jam 2 is a bad decision, they seem to forget that the original starring Michael Jordan is a cult classic. Despite claims of questionable movie quality, Michael Jordan, and the Looney Tunes cast versus the Monstars is something that children of the ’90s will never forget.

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Right now, Lebron James’ starring role in Space Jam 2 is still tentative. Yes, he has a current deal with Warner Bros. that was struck in 2015, and he has even talked about the iconic role in the past. Also, Warner Bros. has announced that they will be making the sequel, which will be directed by Justin Lin. So far, James has not officially been cast in the role or announced, and some think that’s because the studio is waiting to make a huge announcement about the casting and right now just isn’t the right time.

With Space Jam 2 currently in development and the rumor mill churning, many NBA fans want to know who else might be involved in the project. Fans are hoping that Michael Jordan himself will make a cameo in the sequel and can only imagine what other NBA superstars might be tapped to surround Lebron in the reprise of the cult classic.

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Jeremy Lin and Anthony Davis have been mentioned as possible co-stars in Space Jam 2, with a few mentions of Carmelo Anthony as well. Fans are also hoping for a few NBA favorites to flank Lebron James in his quest to beat the Monstars in round two of their quest to take over basketball as we know it.

It makes sense that Lebron James wouldn’t be talking Space Jam 2 whether he’s in or out, considering the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently undefeated in the playoffs after sweeping the Detroit Pistons and then taking the Atlanta Hawks in their first two games. Game 3 of the second round of the NBA playoffs is this weekend.

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