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LeBron James to star in 'Space Jam’ sequel?

He wants to be like Mike.

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He wants to be like Mike.

The LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan debate is about to heat up again because the Cleveland Cavaliers player is in talks to star in Space Jam 2.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Justin Lin (who directed Star Trek Beyond, which is slated to hit theaters on July 22) is circling the project that for reasons unknown will revisit the premise of intergalactic hoops.

Lin and Andrew Dodge are penning the script, according to Variety.

The original flick starred Jordan and the Looney Tunes cast playing basketball against a bunch of aliens. James and his company SpringHill Entertainment signed a deal with Warner Bros. last summer, a move that first sparked the rumor.

Now, remember: The two-time NBA champion did a pretty great job with his cameo in Trainwreck, and he has kids, and kids like dumb movies, so we give him our reluctant blessing.

[Last modified: Monday, May 2, 2016 6:09pm]


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