LeBron James Space Jam 2 Speech

There’s been talk about Space Jam 2 since NBA superstar LeBron James signed a movie and TV deal with Warner Bros. back in the summer of 2015. Nearly a year later, the project started to become a reality with Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin coming on board. The filmmaker didn’t stick with the project, which ended up being directed by Malcolm D. Lee, who replaced the previously hired Terence Nance. So it’s been a long road for Space Jam 2.

Thankfully, Space Jam 2 did end up getting in front of cameras, and now it has the title of Space Jam: A New Legacy. The film is currently set for release in the summer of 2021, but we’ll see if the coronavirus pandemic allows Warner Bros. to keep that release date. In the meantime, we have some wonderful words from producer and star LeBron James that recently surfaced from a recording of his farewell speech on the last day of production. If you’re looking for your daily dose of inspiration, here you go.

TMZ obtained an audio recording of LeBron James’ candid speech when Space Jam 2 was wrapping production (or at least when he was done shooting). James recalled how he didn’t hesitate when the opportunity to make the sequel came along. He said:

“I’m gonna be honest completely with you guys – when I found out about the project, I was like it’s ‘Space Jam’! It’s a movie that I grew up watching. People in the movie that I idolize. I was like absolutely, I gotta do it. There’s no way I can turn down ‘Space Jam’!”

Then James shifted gears a bit and got even more personal about his small town roots and the adversity he faced before basketball changed his life:

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