Earlier this week, several hints came down the wire that seem to indicate Space Jam 2 is a go. In fact, Los Angeles Lakers All-Star LeBron James, who is slated to be the film’s leading man, shared a tweet to tease the production. Now, with the buzz growing, several other NBA players are looking to get in on the action, including Indiana Pacers shooting guard Victor Oladipo.
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— SpringHill (@makespringhill) September 19, 2018
WBRC producer Lauren Clark sent a tweet to Oladipo on Friday to ask if he would be up for playing a role in Space Jam 2, which will be produced by Ryan Coogler (Black Panther, Creed, Fruitvale Station) and directed by Terence Nance (Random Acts of Flyness, The Oversimplification of Her Beauty). “Dipo,” as he’s come to be known, seems more than open to the idea.
I think I should! I would make a great monstar! What y’all think? Should we start a campaign? https://t.co/cXvhqvrlg6
— Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) September 21, 2018
Victor Oladipo, now 26 years of age, would be a fine addition to Space Jam 2’s cast. The former No. 2 overall pick made 75 appearances with the Pacers during their 2017-18 regular season campaign, racking up averages of 23.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting from the field (37.1 percent from beyond the arc), 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, a career-high 2.4 steals, and just under one block (0.8) per outing.
The original iteration of Space Jam was released in 1996 and featured an extensive list of NBA stars, including Michael Jordan, who starred in the film, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Muggsy Bogues, Larry Johnson, and Shawn Bradley.
Whether or not Oladipo will be added to the cast of Space Jam 2 remains to be seen, but he certainly seems to be interested.