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LeBron James To Star In "Space Jam 2"

Everybody get up, it's time to slam now — AGAIN. UPDATE: An ESPN reporter says LeBron sources are refuting this and there is no Space Jam 2 in the works.

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Eighteen years after the original Space Jam film, Deadline is reporting that LeBron James is set to make his feature film debut in a sequel to the 1996 classic.

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Charlie Ebersol, son of former NBC Sports executive Dick Ebersol, is set to produce a script through his production company, The Company. The script is being written by his brother Willie Ebersol.

Ebersol, pictured second from left alongside New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich, Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman, and New York Jets center Nick Mangold.
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Ebersol, pictured second from left alongside New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich, Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman, and New York Jets center Nick Mangold.

In the original film, Michael Jordan teamed up with Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes gang in an intergalactic basketball match.

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This should come as no surprise to LeBron fans. James has tweeted about his interest in starring in a Space Jam sequel before.

RT @Parletoo: @KingJames do you love space Jam ?(I love that movie. Wish I could do Space Jam 2!)

LeBron James@KingJames

RT @Parletoo: @KingJames do you love space Jam ?(I love that movie. Wish I could do Space Jam 2!)

02:39 AM - 26 Aug 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

Update — 9:40 p.m. ET: An ESPN reporter says LeBron is not set to star in the film.

Well it was fun while it lasted. LeBron sources refute Deadline report, there's no Space Jam 2 or Warner Bros. project in works

Brian Windhorst@WindhorstESPN

Well it was fun while it lasted. LeBron sources refute Deadline report, there's no Space Jam 2 or Warner Bros. project in works

06:28 PM - 21 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Update -- 9:50 p.m. ET: According to Charlie Ebersol's Twitter account (linked through his production company, The Company's website), he is confirming Deadline's story.

A childhood dream comes true. http://t.co/4szXK1BC8c #dreambig

Charlie Ebersol@CharlieEbersol

A childhood dream comes true. http://t.co/4szXK1BC8c #dreambig

04:48 PM - 21 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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