A few months back, Space Jam 2 was (unofficially) announced – starring Cavs superstar LeBron James. Even before LeBron led Cleveland to an improbable 3-1 comeback in the Finals, he’s the obvious choice to follow in Michael Jordan’s footsteps, right?
Well, not in the eyes of MJ. During a recent Q&A at this camp, Jordan was asked who he thought should star in a Space Jam reboot and team up with his former Looney Tunes comrades.
That’s right. Blake Griffin.
Not bad, MJ – we’re on the same page. Now, LeBron should definitely star but there needs to be a relatively large role for LA’s naturally charismatic superstar. Not only does Griffin have experience doing a live read of the original Space Jam, he already has some solid acting chops under his belt – he’s done a million Kia commercials and recently guest starred in Broad City.
Griffin provides a genuine, comedic element you need when casting athletes for any type of scripted project. And LeBron, coming off a decentttt “performance” in Trainwreck, could play off Blake in a buddy-cop-kinda-way.
Blake + LeBron + Bugs + cameos by MJ and Bill Murray? (latter half is wishful thinking to say the least)
How could you top that!?