LeBron James' Space Jam: A New Legacy added another installment to the iconic Space Jam franchise in 2021. The movie was highly anticipated by basketball fans, as it has been quite some time since the original was released, and a lot of people wanted to see how LeBron James would do as an actor.
A key part of the plot in both movies is Looney Tunes characters playing basketball and teaming up with an NBA Superstar (LeBron James/Michael Jordan). It seems as though some people have decided to pay homage to the movie in the real world. A recent viral video from PosteryzedClips featured people who were dressed as characters from the Space Jam movie such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck embarrassing other pickup players.
There is no question that it is a tough feat to play basketball with costumes on, especially ones with huge cartoon masks as shown. Within the video, we see the "Tune Squad" dunking and doing skill moves in those costumes, and it was clear that they were simply a cut above the competition present on the court even when wearing those costumes. Some of these moves are simply amazing.
While Space Jam: A New Legacy was generally criticized by movie critics, it was still a fun movie that appealed to a demographic of basketball fans and children. Sacramento Kings player Richaun Holmes claimed that "every kid" he hard said that they loved it, and it's clear that you're just supposed to enjoy the animation and the goofy scenes present in the movie, rather than digging deep to try and provide in-depth analysis of it.
We'll see if more footage surfaces of the "Tune Squad" later on. It would certainly be interesting to see if they can continue to dominate other pickup courts. Based on the video, we shouldn't bet against it.