Why Warriors' Lee is so excited to watch 'Space Jam 2'

Damion Lee

It has been two years since Damion Lee shared the floor with Klay Thompson in April 2019, but one thing is clear: Lee can't wait to watch his teammate this summer on the big screen in "Space Jam: A New Legacy." 

Lee, 28, is a big fan of the original film and is pumped to see the second coming in July. 

"It's dope," Lee said Sunday morning to reporters. "Anything related to Space Jam, Looney Tunes ... there's so many different dynamics that it can go now with the advancement in technology.

"Just seeing the trailer, seeing how they had Klay as the fire guy -- just the excitement that's been coming with Space Jam 2, and then obviously LeBron having such a big impact on it."

Thompson will be joined by Diana Taurasi, Nneka Ogwumike, Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard in the film as the "Goon Squad" that James must defeat in order to save his son from Don Cheadle. Fellow Warriors teammate Draymond Green also is expected to be featured in the movie.

Michael Jordan famously played the star role in the original "Space Jam" in 1996. Lee believes James is the perfect person to do so for the second film. 

"What he's meant to the league in our generation of me growing up and this younger generation growing up with him being the face of the league and helping mature and mold guys and putting his own guys on," Lee said. "Just excited about the film finally coming out this summer.


"It's gonna be amazing. Definitely excited to see it."

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Lee was just 4 years old when Jordan's version of Space Jam hit theatres in November 1996. The Warriors guard still is wrapping his brain around there being a new film nearly 25 years later. 

"It's just so crazy to think there's a Space Jam 2 coming out 25 years, 26 years later," Lee said. "It's pretty dope."

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