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Sneaker Contracts Are Reportedly Getting In the Way Of ‘Space Jam 2’ Casting

LeBron James is gearing up to film “Space Jam 2,” but there seems to be a couple of roadblocks related to various endorsement deals.


LeBron James has been going through the ringers the past couple of months with the Los Angeles Lakers, and now the filming of “Space Jam 2.”

Sources say that James has not been able to cast the film as he expected when the news of the sequel first broke.

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Everyone is aware that James is a lifetime Nike athlete which benefits his role in the film given the original sneaker highlighted in the 1996 film. Michael Jordan wore the “Space Jam Air Jordan XI’s” which became the most popular Jordan of all time.

However, those Athletes who are not Sponsored by Nike won’t be able to participate. Stephen Curry who is an Under Armour signature athlete and James Harden who is an Adidas signature athlete will sadly not be in the film due to their partnerships with the rival sportswear brand.

While it might seem silly, it makes sense if we again look back at the original film which had its own shoe. Chances are that “Space Jam 2” will also be releasing a signature sneaker which will be worn by everyone in the film.

Sources say that Giannis Antetokounmpo recently said he did not want to star in the film despite being one of the most popular young players in the NBA. Kevin Durant, another Nike signature athlete, also reportedly does not want to co-star in the movie because he is pursuing his own ventures in Hollywood.

Related: LeBron James Confirmed ‘Space Jam 2’ Begins Filming This Summer

The film’s producers Ryan Coogler and Sec Ohanian are in the process of getting the script together which is said to focus on James and his family.

“Space Jam 2” is said to be in theaters this summer.

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