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Published On: Thu, Aug 11th, 2016

Sorry LeBron James, Michael Jordan says Blake Griffin should headline ‘Space Jam 2’

Some fans may seem surprised that a Space Jam sequel may actually happen, but the new Looney Tunes movie has had LeBron James attached and the studio still seems very interested in getting the project done.

Now Michael Jordan has spoken out, but now in support of James, offering a remark via Yahoo! Sports as a camper asked MJ to stuntcast his replacement: Blake Griffin.

space-jam-posterThe Los Angeles Clippers All-Star’s certainly a reasonable enough choice for the gig. While many other NBA players will surely lobby for a role in a new Space Jam, Griffin did a great spot battling Marvin the Martian and has expressed interest in the film when asked by Basketball Insider.

“Oh, absolutely, absolutely. I’d love to be involved in any capacity, really. ‘Space Jam’ was a huge part of my childhood. I actually had a “Space Jam”-themed birthday party as a teen. Then, when I turned 21, my friends got me a ‘Space Jam’ cake again just to re-live the glory days. It has been a big thing for me so being able to be involved in any capacity would be great, even just being one of the guys that’s in there would be cool. I think it would be a lot of fun. If you told me when I was 8 years old that I could possibly have a chance to be in ‘Space Jam 2,’ it would have blown my mind. That would just be like another check off the bucket list.”

Space Jam 2 rumors first surfaced a few years ago, and just this past May the film became a reality with Lebron James attached to star and Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin in the director’s chair.

James earned a lot of attention after his hilarious turn in Trainwreck, but Griffin has done the same with a cameo on Broad City and other spots here and there.

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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