Warner Bros. announces deal with LeBron James and a 'Space Jam' sequel is definitely

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  1. TheDreamMaster

    TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    I'll be dipped in s*** and rolled in breadcrumbs if this actually happens.

    And ESPN will have a field day with yet another MJ/LeBron comparison.
     
  3. Matt

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    Honestly, it wouldn't work, conceptually. Space Jam relied on MJ's natural charisma, likeability and charm. You need a figure like that to make a Looney Toons movie work. LeBron doesn't have that.

    MJ, even with his PR problems over gambling and what not in the early 90s, never had as negative of a perception as LeBron. One may not have been a Bulls fan, but there was never genuine dislike of MJ. LeBron on the other hand is a PR nightmare. He goes around, ranting about how he doesn't care what anyone thinks about him, but every move he makes is like a child desperately seeking mommy and daddy's approval. It makes him come off as both needy and a jerk. Its created a unique and compelling sports figure, but his handlers have not created a likeable figure (I'm sure Miami fans would disagree, unless LeBron went to New York or Chicago instead of Miami 4 years ago, then they'd say the same).

    But yeah, LeBron is not likeable enough to make this work. Making a sequel to Space Jam starring LeBron James is the equivalent to remaking Buffy the Vampire Slayer (a show built on its feminist undertones) starring Ben Roethlisberger.
     
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    I'd watch that.

    :hehe:
     
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    Right, this is an objective view.
     
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    Drizzle I'm gonna get real weird with it

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    MORSE CODE!!! :argh:
     
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    LeBron is a PR nightmare, yeah no he's not. The only people who really dislike him are people in Cleveland. And, as much as I enjoyed the first movie (which I did) MJ in that movie wasn't much more "charismatic" than LeBron is anytime I hear him speak. Maybe he is in real life, but not in the movie. Wayne Knight and Bill Murray, on the other hand, they were charismatic.
     
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    Words really cannot explain what this made me feel, I don't know if I died and went to hell or it's the worst nightmare I've ever had.
     
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    It's a kids movie, you think Kids give a damn about all that nonsense you talking about?
     
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    KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    This'll be da best movie evar! It'll be the new Plan 9 from outer space.
     
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    Space Jam is one the most enjoyable pieces of crap from the 90's. A sequel will be worth a look just based on nostalgia and the potential for this to surpass it in awesome stupidity. We need a cover of "I Believe I Can Fly" with lots of auto tune as well.
     
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    Nice journalism Deadline. Yeah this is completely fake, already been debunked
     
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    Link to debunking.
     
  18. Sawyer

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    Your evidence?
     
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    terry78 We'll be right back

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    Space Jam will always be one of my favorites. MJ's stilted acting has become a cult thing, and the movie made no bones about it basically being a cash-in with all the inside digs at WB and the industry in general.
     
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    From the Twitter of ESPN NBA Insider Brian Windhorst:

    https://twitter.com/WindhorstESPN/status/437051127922978816
     
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    I think that has less to do with Lebron and more so with how every athletes smallest move or comment is scrutinized 24/7 by the media and internet now.

    I respect Jordan as an athlete but he was a known a-hole. If TMZ was around in the 90's and some of his stories leaked then, he would have had a very different perception in the public.

    Not to mention LeBron's rep has improved a lot since the "decision" in 2010.
     
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    What was the last bad thing LeBron did? Made fun of a sick Dirk Nowitzki with Dwyane Wade?
     
  23. Dr. Evil

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    Yes. That bit him and Wade in the ass.
     
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    It was a really *****ey thing to do
     
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    It ended up backfiring on them both.

    And as a Dallas fan, that was awesome.
     

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