Space Jam Is A Classic, We Don't Need A Remake With Lebron James
Lebron James has done a great job pushing his brand beyond the basketball sport. Through his endorsement deals, sneaker line and commercials, LBJ has become a household name.
Late last week, Warner Brothers announced Wednesday that they’ve inked the Cleveland Cavaliers megastar to an “unprecedented agreement.”While all of the terms weren’t disclosed, WB dropped a bomb on everyone by filing new trademarks for “Space Jam.”
Could a sequel to the cult classic be in the works?
We don’t need Lebron James and Warner Brothers re-hashing “Space Jam.” Michael Jordan may have lacked acting experience, but he was flawless in his performance in the movie. The mesh of cartoons and mike on point.
The storyline for Space Jam excellent. The language and graphics make it enjoyable for adults and children. The scene above captures the essence of the movie perfectly, as Mike interacts with the cartoons with ease. Watching the cartoons (who are larger than life images themselves) amazed by the way MJ dunks is awesome. The movie grabs the essence of Mike during that era, as his game larger than life.
Lebron may be the most unique player in the era due to his size and skills, but his game does not remind you of Michael Jordan. Anyone who has watched basketball in both eras would say that Kobe Bryant is the closest player Mike in regards to skills. In his prime, Kobe seemed to glide through the air when dunking.
Physically, Kobe and Mike were also built the same. At 6’8 and 250 pounds, Lebron isn't built like the everyday shooting guard. In regards to personality, Kobe resembles MJ as well due to his bold statements and dry sense of humor.
When LBJ hangs it up, he will be considered one of the top 10 players of all time. I would be surprised to hear basketball analysts suggest that he is better than or even equal to Micheal Jordan. I don’t think Lebron is a natural fit for this role. Maybe it’s best that Warner leave this classic movie alone.