BY JEFF SLADE
“Come on and slam and welcome to the jam.
Come on and slam if you want to jam"
Yes – it looks like 'Space Jam 2' could indeed be happening, with none other than LeBron James in the leading role.
Space Jam, the 1996 cult-classic featuring Michael Jordan and the Toon Squad against the evil intergalactic Monstars, is as beloved a sports film as any, especially among basketball fans.
LeBron took to twitter on Wednesday to announce his partnership, and although he didn’t specifically mention “Space Jam 2,” I mean…come on…
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 22, 2015
There still aren’t specifics for the film yet, such as a potential opening date or a general plot.
Still – that didn’t stop people from guessing the over-arching storyline:
SOURCE: Space Jam 2 with LeBron James would feature a plot where he loses with the Tune Squad in the Finals and then signs with the Monstars
— NOT SportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) July 22, 2015
— Jason Bisnoff (@JBisnoff) July 22, 2015
"Space Jam 2" seems to be a continuing trend for LeBron on the big screen.
James, perceived by most to be the best basketball player in the world, recently played himself in Judd Apatow’s comedy “Trainwreck” starring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader.
The Cavs' forward has been mostly well-received by critics for his acting ability and is even quoted by Hader as being able to "just naturally knew how to [improvise]."
The original Space Jam featured an array of stars cast alongside Jordan, such as Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, and of course the infamous Bill Murray.
Would MJ or Murray return to reprise their roles in the sequel? Perhaps LeBron’s buddies Chris Paul and Dwayne Wade could help battle the next coming of the Monstars?
They’re really just endless possibilities…
James would probably trade his acting success for another NBA ring in a heartbeat, but will nonetheless be looking to score big when "Space Jam 2" eventually hits theaters.
And, if his recent success on and off the court serves any indication, he probably will.