Kobe Bryant's name has been linked to a Space Jam sequel for as long as he's been in the league. I guess that's what happens when you model your game after the star of the first Space Jam, right?
But according to the now-retired Bryant, who is now an Academy Award winner, there's no chance Kobe will be making an appearance in the newest Space Jam featuring LeBron James.
In an interview with Access, Kobe explained he much prefers the behind-the-camera roles such as director and producer, rather than being an actor.
"Being in front of the camera for me was something that never excited me. Never," he said, adding jokingly, "I'll direct it."
Bryant also let us know that on top of not becoming an actor anytime soon, he definitely won't be returning to the hardwood either.
"I'm really comfortable in what I'm doing ... we create fun podcasts, animated series, a slew of new novels coming out next year. There's a lot of fun stuff happening and I can control my own schedule," Bryant said. "I can coach my daughter, I can be present at all of my eldest daughter's volleyball games. I drop them off in the morning, I pick them up in the afternoon.
"I have no inclination and no desire to play basketball. Just none."