“Space Jam 2”–a rumored sequel to the 1996 Michael Jordan cartoon movie–wasn’t actually confirmed, and LeBron James said this week that “it’s news to me.”
“I haven’t heard anything about it. Like I said, I’ve always loved Space Jam 1. It was one of my favorite movies growing up. If I have the opportunity, it’d be great. But that’s news to me. Obviously I don’t want to be on there with this thing on my nose [referring to his broken nose]. We’ll see what happens,” he told the Palm Beach Post.
He reiterated that he didn’t know anything “about it.”
“Maybe they’ve got it in my office. I haven’t been to my office in a while,” he said.
Deadline.com said that broadcasting veteran Dick Ebersol’s sons were looking to develop a sequel to “Space Jam.”
It would be “a starring vehicle for James, the studio confirmed.”
On Thursday night, James wore a mask to cover his broken nose in a rout over the Knicks. The Heat beat New York 108-82, with James scoring 31.
“I told him I’d expect nothing less from him — fashion-forward, cutting-edge Renaissance man that LeBron is,” Heat forward Shane Battier told ESPN. “I thought it looked pretty sweet. I don’t think that it will inspire people to go out there and break their nose. But if you’re going to do it, it can look kind of cool. Only LeBron can make breaking your nose look cool.”
“Always wanted to save Gotham City from the corruption, criminals and untrustworthy,” James tweeted on Friday.