NBA: ‘Space Jam’ Director Says LeBron James & Stephen Curry Aren’t Michael Jordan

The 20th anniversary of the cult classic Space Jam passed just a couple of days ago on Nov. 15.  In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Joe Pytka talks about the first movie, which athlete he turned down who asked to make a sequel, and why LeBron James and Stephen Curry can’t fill Michael Jordan’s shoes although LeBron is set to star in Space Jam 2.

(Video) NBA: Magic Johnson Says LeBron James Can Be Better Than Michael Jordan in Space Jam

Once again LeBron James has some big shoes to fill, being compared to Michael Jordan.  James has been touted as the new MJ since he was in high school and his NBA career is often pitted against Jordan’s.  Now LeBron will have to try and do better than Michael Jordan on the big screen.  Jordan starred in Space Jam in 1996, it became a cult classic and the highest grossing animated movie at the time.  James will officially appear in the sequel, Space Jam 2 and Magic Johnson says LeBron could be better than Jordan.

NBA: J.R. Smith Contacted About Role in ‘Space Jam 2’ With LeBron James

It looks like LeBron James will have some familiar company on the set of “Space Jam 2” because the producers have already reached out to Cavaliers teammate J.R. Smith about a role in the movie.

NBA: LeBron James Will Officially Star in ‘Space Jam 2’!

Well enough of the speculation it’s officially happening; LeBron James will star in “Space Jam 2”!

(Video) NBA: LeBron James Hints That Space Jam 2 Could Be In the Works

LeBron James signed a mega production deal with Warner Bros and reignited speculation that he would star in Space Jam 2; a possible sequel to the iconic Space Jam that starred Michael Jordan.  James has hinted about the movie before and although he won’t come out and commit to it actually happening, he once again gave hope to people who want to see it.

NBA: LeBron James Signs Production Deal With Warner Bros; Space Jam 2 Coming?!

LeBron James scored a cameo in the new movie “Trainwreck” and serves as executive producer for the Starz show “Survivors Remorse”, but the NBA superstar has a lot more in store for Hollywood as he signed a production deal with Warner Bros.

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