‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ – LeBron James brings sequel to big and small screens



NBA star a double threat in live-action/animated movie

LeBron James stars in “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” premiering Friday on HBO Max.

Years in the making and a lot longer in conception, the much-awaited sequel to “Space Jam” finally arrives this week in the form of a live-action/animated feature-length film on HBO Max.

In “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” premiering on the streaming service and in theaters on Friday, July 16, LeBron James is executive producer and star in this sports comedy in which he plays a fictionalized version of himself, who with his son Dom (Cedric Joe), is trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I. To get them home, he must lead Bugs Bunny and his gang of Looney Tunes in a basketball game against the A.I. team of digitized NBA and WNBA stars.

Don Cheadle, Khris Davis and Sonequa Martin-Green have live-action roles while Zendaya and Jeff Bergman head the voice cast.

LeBron James stars in “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” premiering Friday on HBO Max.

It’s the latest in a long list of films featuring basketball players, joining the following productions.


George Dickie

George Dickie has been a features writer for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services since 1989, when “Hee-Haw” was still on the air and George “Goober” Lindsay was his first interview. His early interviews ranged from Jim Henson and Dick Van Dyke to Phil Collins and the Dixie Chicks.

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