LeBron James Gives Heartfelt Speech to Crew of Space Jam 2 on His Last Day of Shooting

LeBron James Gives Heartfelt Speech to Crew of Space Jam 2 on His Last Day of Shooting

Though the movie isn’t perfect, Space Jam remains to be one of the most beloved films of kids growing up in the 90s, and WB is set to make a reboot/sequel with LeBron James set to star. Though we don’t have any trailers or clips from the film yet, TMZ has acquired audio of James giving a heartfelt speech to the cast and crew on his last day of shooting.

According to TMZ, James had told the crew:

“I’m gonna be honest completely with you guys — when I found out about the project, I was like it’s ‘Space Jam’! It’s a movie that I grew up watching,” he told the crowd. “People in the movie that I idolize. I was like absolutely, I gotta do it. There’s no way I can turn down ‘Space Jam’!”

James goes on to talk about how he came from a single-parent household and how his situation wouldn’t have allowed him to be where he was today. He continues:

“Growing up in the inner city, as an African-American kid, there’s no way you’re supposed to f****** make it out. And, the fact that I’m who I am as an African-American adult now with 3 kids of my own, and I made it out of the situations that I was in. This sh*t is like extra credit for me man.”

I have to say, though the movie is pretty silly, Space Jam had helped define a generation, and there’s way more pressure on this sequel to deliver, seeing that it won’t only be for kids, but for people who had grown up loving the original film.

I don’t expect Space Jam 2 to be perfect, but I’m hoping that the adult fans won’t bash it too hard if it doesn’t live up to their ‘standards.’ I mean, it’s all about the kids.

For now, Space Jam 2 is looking at a release date on July 16, 2021.

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