[Like Mike] LeBron James May Need Some Space

[Like Mike] LeBron James May Need Some Space

Let's see if the King bugs out.

Published May 3rd

Is LeBron James following in Michael Jordan's footsteps?

The Hollywood Reporter claims King James will star in the sequel to Space Jam more than 20 years after MJ starred in the 1996 original. The website additionally reports that Justin Lin, director of Fast & Furious 6 and Stark Trek Beyond, will co-write the project and is also looking to direct the long-awaited sequel film.

Although The Hollywood Reporter says LeBron will be the NBA superstar playing intergalactic hoops with Bugs Bunny, ESPN isn't ready to call it official just yet.

For what it's worth, James did drop a hint about starring in a Space Jam sequel last summer while appearing on Today.

"We're definitely missing Bugs and Daffy and Tasmanian Devil and and every last one of them, so hopefully we can do some great things,'' he said last August.

A month before, in July 2015, James's role in Trainwreck, which also starred Amy Shumer and Bill Hader, was well received.

If James is indeed going to star in Space Jam the sequel, he'll have a lot to live up to. The MJ-starring original raked in $230.4 million worldwide.

That won't be easy to outdo.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images)

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