The NBA all-stars are set to become Space Jam 2 co-stars.
Klay Thompson has reportedly signed on to star alongside LeBron James in the highly-anticipated Space Jam 2. The film will be a sequel to the original 1996 movie starring Michael Jordan. This time, James will headline the live-action / animation crossover.
Regarding the big news, here’s what sports broadcaster Jason McIntyre had to say on his radio show The Big Lead:
“Everybody thinks (Klay Thompson) is probably staying with the Warriors and I would agree with that. But I heard some news this week that could change things. That Klay Thompson is now ‘locked in’ to do ‘Space Jam 2.’ I don’t think that news is anywhere. I Googled it last night, I went on the internet. Nobody has it. I do believe an announcement will come out after The Finals that Klay Thompson is committed to ‘Space Jam 2,’ he will be in the movie.”
"This isn't anywhere yet but #KlayThompson is locked in to appear in #SpaceJam2. He's from around here, his dad is a #Lakers announcer…I think there is a legit chance he winds up there." – @jasonrmcintyre#LakeShow
— FOX Sports Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) June 8, 2019
James has reportedly had difficulties trying to get other NBA players to sign on to the project. Movieweb reports that most players were restricted by their advertising deals and contracts with conflicting companies.
Now, it seems like the ball is moving towards the right direction with Thompson on board. The NBA all-star is was hard at work trying to help the Warriors secure their dynasty against the Toronto Raptors. James however, had to miss out on the finals for the first time since 2005.
Whether or not the Warriors end up victorious, it looks like the season will still and in a win for Thompson.