LeBron James has struggled on and off the court this season, as the King is reportedly getting a lot of trouble finding All-Star players willing to join him on the set to film Space Jam 2 this summer.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was the first to turn him down because he didn’t want to miss his 2 weeks of private training, while Stephen Curry and James Harden can’t join him because of their endorsements.
Kevin Durant, on the other hand, is also a member of the Nike family, but he’s got some filming plans of his own, so he can’t commit with the King either. So, with just a handful of stars willing to join the movie and the writers having to focus more on James’ family than on actual NBA players, who could help him save the world and beat the Monstars?
7. Ray Allen
Well, Ray Allen already knows what is like to take his talents to the big screen from the time he starred as Jesus Shuttlesworth. So why not go full-circle and join the Tune Squad as well this summer?
Allen was one of the clutchest shooters in the world, and when you’re facing the Monstars, you need a guy you can trust when it matters the most. Also, with the Looney Tunes power, he’d have an even bigger range.
6. Larry Bird
Larry Bird is a walking legend, so fans would love to see him wearing shorts again, especially nostalgic dads taking their kids to the movie theaters. He’s always been a fan favorite so he’d be a no-brainer choice.
Bird could come off the bench thanks to a plot twist to play for a couple of minutes. He’d get a clutch shot to fall in, or put the Monstars on skates with his great footwork and playmaking abilities.
5. Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal must make an appearance here. He just has to. He’s made a career out of his persona, and he definitely enjoys the camera, as he’s shown for his several cameos throughout the years.
Moreover, even being so out of shape, Shaq could still put most people (and even aliens) on a poster with great ease. He’s funny, he’s got a lot of charisma, and fans would love to see him dunk on a Monstar.
4. Chris Bosh
Chris Bosh’s career was cut short due to a heartbreaking injury, so he might as well make his return to the hardwood for a very last time to prove that he still had a lot left in the tank before calling it a day.
Bosh has already bailed the King out before with his rebounding skills, so perhaps, he could do the very same thing he did in Game 6 of the Finals against the Spurs. Get a clutch rebound and kick it outside for a Ray Allen three.
3. Damian Lillard
Damian Lillard is one of the most underappreciated and underrated players in the league. He doesn’t get nearly half the praise he should get, and that’s mostly because he doesn’t get that much exposure at Portland.
That’s why Space Jam 2 is a huge opportunity for him to be in the spotlight once and for all and make young fans fall in love with this beautiful game. Also, when in need of a clutch time bucket, just give the ball to Dame!
2. Derrick Rose
Even before his documentary, Derrick Rose was a huge fan favorite and everybody would just love to see him hoop side by side with LeBron as they did in the Cavs, just this time it would actually work out.
Rose has a huge fan base and he deserves all the love and praise he can get for his talents after suffering so many gruesome and heartbreaking injuries throughout his career. Just make it happen, please.
1. Dwyane Wade
And, obviously, there’s no Batman without a Robin, and there is no better way to put the cherry on top of the sundae to Dwyane Wade’s last dance than just letting him hit the game-winning shot against the Monstars.
Wade is incredibly clutch, and watching him come out of retirement to save the world with James and the Tune Squad would make Space Jam 2 be a film for the ages. They could even do over their mythical no-look alley-oop.