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Space Jam A New Legacy: LeBron James hopes to make Michael Jordan proud, says he was ‘extremely nervous’

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It’s been 25 years since basketball legend Michael Jordan walked off the court docket into his personal film in Space Jam. Now, the ball has been lobbed to LeBron James, who like Jordan, enters the world of the Loony Tunes alongside cartoon icons Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

Space Jam: A New Legacy premiered on Monday on the L.A. Stay leisure advanced in downtown Los Angeles, the place James spoke about moving into Jordan’s sneakers.

“I was extremely nervous to even redo this film,” he mentioned. “But I put my heart into it, I put my looniness into it obviously with the Tunes and committed to it. I’m excited for what people are actually going to see.”

The purple carpet was stuffed with celebrities, from Zendaya, who voices Lola Bunny, and Don Cheadle, who performs villain Al G. Rhythm, to John Legend and G-Eazy, who’ve tracks on the movie’s rating. Basketball stars Klay Thompson and Anthony Davis additionally attended the premiere.

Extra family-orientated than the unique Space Jam, this sequel sees LeBron James attempt to rescue his son Dom (Cedric Joe) by successful a basketball recreation with Bugs Bunny, voiced by Jeff Bergman.

When requested how this differed from the primary movie, Sonequa Martin-Inexperienced, who co-stars as James’ spouse, mentioned she had grown up with that film.

“I think that film was very important and necessary for that time and so I’m hoping that this film does the same thing,” she mentioned. “I hope it brings people together because I think it has everything it needs to be a new classic.”

James was additionally acutely aware of the legacy of Space Jam: A New Legacy, including: “I hope I continue to make Michael proud. He’s someone I looked up to as a kid and hopefully this is another step in that direction.”

Space Jam: A New Legacy has hit US theatres and streams on HBO Max from Friday.

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