LeBron James is set to start filming Space Jam 2 this summer. Many NBA players have turned down the opportunity to star alongside James in the upcoming film, including MVP candidate Giannis Antentokoumpo. James’ teammate Lonzo Ball, however, is interested in being a part of the movie.
The second-year point guard has not played since January but still wants to be in the Space Jam sequel. Ball stated that his teammate knows of his interest in being in Space Jam 2.
“He knows I’d love to be in it,” Ball said about James’ knowledge of his interest. “So, we’ll see. We’ll see what happens.”
The sequel from the 1996 film has hit a snag with several NBA stars turning down the role. Antentokoumpo, James Harden, Kevin Durant, and several others have already reportedly declined to be a part of it. The filming of the movie is set to begin this summer but have not yet found a secondary lead.
The sequel is more focused on a family arc, while the original film’s plot was centered around Michael Jordan saving the Looney Tunes. While Ball may be a little too old for the secondary role, James may not have to look far to fill the secondary role. His son, Lebron James Jr., is only a freshman but has already made a name for himself on the AAU circuit.
The younger James has already taken an unofficial visit to Duke, despite being only 14 years old. A father-son duo in a movie that highlights a family arc could make a lot of money in the box office. Space Jam 2 is not set to be released until the summer of 2021 which gives the younger James an opportunity to make a name for himself on the recruiting circuit.
Ball has made it known that he wants to be a part of Space Jam 2. He could gain valuable experience spending the offseason with the three-time champion.