Lebron James has it all. A loving family, sons on their way to the NBA, millions of dollars in the bank, and he's a four time champion and MVP. There's only one thing he hasn't conquered yet: The Goon Squad.


In an interview with EW, James talked about the new film for the first time, joking, ""The Goon Squad is probably the best team ever assembled in basketball history."

James will be starring in Space Jam: A New Legacy, set to hit theaters on July 15th of this year, in what will be both a test for the industry, as this film is set to hit theaters and be released on HBO Max at the same time. It's a true test if the adaptations made to cinema releases during the coronavirus pandemic are here to stay or not.


James, of course, also has lofty shoes to fill. The original Space Jam, which starred NBA icon Michael Jordan, is a staple of sports cinema and a cult classic among basketball fans.

James has, of course, had far more high pressure and important comparisons to the legend, chasing the GOAT status Jordan's held for so long his entire career, but a direct comparison between Jordan and James is never something to scoff at.

Space Jam netted $320 million in theaters and spawned a billion dollar merchandise empire. To this day, Space Jam themed basketball shoes are some of the highest commodities on the sneaker market.

While Lebron has his own production empire behind him for shows like The Shop on HBO and his guest appearance in the Judd Apatow-led Train Wreck, this will be the first time James is starring in his own film. But, given he's never failed

BECOME
AN INSIDER!
By clicking "Subscribe", you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Celebrity Page TV

Soap Opera Digest's editorial director Stephanie Sloane is back with our Sonia Isabelle to talk about Patrika Darbo reprising her role on Bold and Beautiful and new Days Of Our Lives storylines!

KEEP READING Show less

Celebrity Page TV

Roll Up Your Sleeves

NBC

Hosted by Russell Wilson and Ciara, Roll Up Your Sleeves hopes to encourage viewers to get the Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them.

KEEP READING Show less