My childhood just keeps coming back and landing right hook after right hook in my feelings department. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Los Angeles Lakers (wow, this feels weird…) center Anthony Davis is expected to play a “key role” in the upcoming film Space Jam 2, starring LeBron James.
Sources: Space Jam 2, starring LeBron James, is expected to feature key roles for Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis and Klay Thompson and WNBA stars Diana Taurasi and Nneka Ogwumike. Several more NBA and WNBA players, including Chiney Ogwumike, are expected to play roles in film.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 20, 2019
Along with Davis, fellow NBA stars Damian Lillard and Klay Thompson are expected to play roles in the film, along with WNBA stars Diana Taurasi and the Ogwumike sisters.
So who exactly is Davis playing? Larry Bird was playing golf with Michael Jordan and Bill Murray during a scene in the original. Maybe LeBron will be drinking wine with Davis and… Robert De Niro… I guess?
Is Space Jam *probably* a terrible movie? Yes. But do I care? No. And I won’t go back and watch it to confirm it either. But I’ll surely be watching the sequel in theatres. And yes, it will most definitely be terrible, as well.