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Giannis Antetokounmpo passes on ‘Space Jam 2'

Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron Jame

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, knocks the ball from the hands of Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Bucks won 131-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


LeBron James is reportedly having trouble recruiting stars for “Space Jam 2.”

Which stars?

Giannis Antetokounmpo, whose absurd physical tools earned him the nickname “Greek Freak,” could have been an ideal Monstar. But the Bucks forward apparently rebuffed interest.

Malika Andrews of ESPN:

Still, when approached about starring in “Space Jam 2" with LeBron James, Antetokounmpo declined. Being in the film would have required him to give up two weeks of private workouts to train with his fellow stars while making the movie, a total non-starter, given Antetokounmpo’s reclusive tendencies.

“I don’t like being Hollywood,” Antetokounmpo says. “I don’t like all this extra drama. I am just going to try to be me.”

Antetokounmpo said he could never see himself playing for Los Angeles. Now, he’s putting his money where his mouth is.

That should be such welcome news to Milwaukee as Antetokounmpo approaches eligibility for a super-max contract extension.