LeBron James jokes about almost having taken his fictional Space Jam 2 family home but confirms that the movie and IRL families are separate.
Space Jam: A New Legacy has finally released in most parts of the world and the reviews are most definitely mixed. Critics who look at the movie as just a movie claim that Warner Bros shoehorn in much too many easter eggs just to satisfy the crowd while other critics understand that LeBron James and his crew merely wanted to make a kids movie and nothing else.
The technological marvel that is Space Jam 2 will nonetheless be the talk of TinselTown as it’s one of the only big budget blockbusters that’s out in theatres at the moment.
LeBron James has finally fulfilled what many fans and media members alike prophesized about him when he decided to come to Los Angeles three years ago.
That is, of course, him balancing out the NBA while also making a mark in Hollywood. Fast-forward to present day and he’s won a title with the Lakers and released a movie all within 9 months.
LeBron James lets everybody know that his family in real life is different from what is in Space Jam 2.
One of the biggest doubts for people who want to watch the movie but aren’t too familiar with the characters in the movie, is whether or not the family LeBron James has on the silver screen is his family in real life as well. In a recent interview with Cheat Sheet, James outlined the reasons for casting the actors who they chose.
“Yes, we cast actors that kind of looked like my family. We changed the names but we got my older son, a younger son, and a daughter and a wife in the movie.”
“My boys only care about how cool that the person that’s playing them in the movie looks. ‘Dad does he look like me? Is he dressing the right way?’”
LeBron James’s kids in the movie, as James said, represent his children in real life. Zhuri is represented by Xosha in the movie, Bronny by Darius, and Bryce Maximus by Dominic (Dom).
LeBron James hilariously also said that he once took his fictional family home after a day on set. “I almost brought my fictional family home one time. As long as I don’t bring the fictional family home, I was good.”