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LeBron says he wants to be in 'Space Jam 2'

By Royce Young | NBA writer

With a simple, innocent tweet, LeBron James might have set the wheels in motion for a "Space Jam" sequel.

No, it's not actually happening, yet. But during an impromtu Twitter Q&A with his followers, LeBron said he wants to be in "Space Jam 2."

Surely out some movie executive took notice of that and a light bulb popped on in their head. Or at least dollar signs. "Space Jam" was made in 1996, and looks like it. It's a solid piece of nostalgia for a lot of NBA fans that remember the movie fondly. So maybe a sequel, or remake, would be good for a new generation of NBA fans.

I mean, we just had a movie made about Kevin Durant losing his talent to a high school kid of a completely unexplained reason. Why can't someone put together a new "Space Jam?"

It would be a challenge finding a new twist on it as well as someone near as good as Bill Murray. (Maybe Bill Murray could play the Bill Murray part again?) But you'd have a pretty fun cast of NBA players. LeBron in the MJ role, Durant in the Larry Bird one, Blake Griffin in the Charles Barkley role, maybe use Roy Hibbert (who has some acting chops) in the Patrick Ewing spot.

Kevin Love, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Amar'e Stoudemire -- there are a lot of good candidates to fill out a new "Space Jam" roster.

Obviously I'm getting way ahead of myself here. LeBron just tweeted randomly he'd like to do it. But with the way these things work, that could be enough to actually make it happen.

 
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