LeBron James having full basketball court built to train on ‘Space Jam 2’ set
Los Angeles Lakers superstar small forward LeBron James will reportedly have a full-length basketball court built on the set of Space Jam 2 for him to train on, according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic.
Space Jam 2 will be released in the summer of 2021. Filming of the movie begins this summer.
Production begins this summer on “Space Jam 2,” which stars LeBron and is set for a July 2021 release. This is not James’ first summer movie project; he filmed “Trainwreck” in 2014 and the animated film “Smallfoot” in 2017. Sources told The Athletic that a full-length basketball court would be built on the “Space Jam 2” set for LeBron to train.
The Lakers are missing the playoffs this season. It’s the first time since his second season in the NBA that James won’t be playing in the postseason.
James has a lot of mileage on his body. The four-time MVP has played in eight-straight NBA Finals entering this season. It could be a blessing in disguise that the Lakers and LeBron will get to rest this offseason.
In 55 games this season for the Lakers, James averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists per contest. The 15-time All-Star shot 51.0 percent from the field and 33.9 percent from beyond the arc.
LeBron recorded 32 double-doubles and eight triple-doubles.