Space Jam 2 has been rumored for a long time now. Since its drop in 1996, its probably the most popular basketball film ever. On top of that, the Air Jordan XI colorway is one of the most sought. With a ton of players that could fit the part, it looks like LeBron James will be replacing Michael Jordan. James took it to Instagram to post a Warner Brother logo to announce his newest partnership:
Many were upset with the idea of LeBron taking Jordan's place and dropped a ton of memes teasing the 2x NBA Champion. While LeBron has shown an interest in acting and living the Hollywood lifestyle, fans can't fathom the idea of LeBron taking Jordan's place. Many would much rather have Kobe Bryant involved while some believe Blake Griffin would be a great fit (after all, he could really fly). Another great fit could've been Stephen Curry but his good boy image may be too much for fans to handle. It's hard to always root for somebody that's genuinely nice and good at everything he does.
VNDSGN came up with an amazing movie art. They say a photo is worth a thousand words but this one explains the plot of the film. The problem is solved, Kobe is in the Tune Squad jersey (playing the good guy) while LeBron is donning the Monstar's uniforms. That's guaranteed to bring in all the fans and to spark more debates.
With Kobe at the tail end of his career, this role may be coming up at the perfect time. In the summer of 1997, Kobe declined to play Jesus Shuttlesworth in He Got Game. Instead of the Laker, Spike Lee had to grab Ray Allen to pair up with Denzel Washington. Kobe failed miserably against the Utah Jazz (air-ball game) and chose to never feel that type of disappointment again.
Although it'll make no difference, Jordan debuted the Space Jam XIs at the tip-off against the Monstars, it may be somewhat important to note that Kobe will be rocking his 11th signature model in 2016 (20 years after 1996 release).