LeBron James delivers an emotional farewell speech on the sets of Space Jam 2 as the King talks about his journey from a small-town black kid to a global superstar.
Lakers’ superstar LeBron James is set to star in “Space Jam: A New Legacy”. Recently, the 3-time NBA champion finished his shooting for his upcoming project and made a stirring speech on its last day.
The first part of Space Jam starred the legendary Michael Jordan when the superstar was at his peak leading the Bulls to championship victories.
It will be interesting to see how LeBron will manage to follow in the footsteps of Jordan. The duo are widely regarded as two of the greatest players of all-time and the fans and critics remain divided about who is the G.O.A.T amongst the two.
LeBron James Space Jam 2 farewell speech
The Lakers star is one of the most charismatic guys in the entire league. The superstar is the highest followed American on social media platforms. The star mentioned his thoughts on the project and how he instantly agreed to do it.
It was a movie that LeBron grew up watching and hence wanted to be a part of its legacy.
“I’m gonna be honest completely with you guys — when I found out about the project, I was like it’s ‘Space Jam’! It’s a movie that I grew up watching,” he stated. “People in the movie that I idolize. I was like absolutely, I gotta do it. There’s no way I can turn down ‘Space Jam’!”
The movie could also pave a pathway for LeBron towards Hollywood, something that could be a great career option for the NBA star post his retirement.
Currently though, LeBron would be hoping to go all the way with the Lakers, win that elusive NBA title and get back into the GOAT debate with Michael Jordan.
LeBron and his journey before joining the league
The kid from Akron had a tough journey in life before joining the league as he was bought up by a single mother and had to deal with the consequences of being a black kid. He mentioned those aspects in his latter part of the speech. LeBron has had a massive impact off the court as the superstar has been involved in various campaigns to promote racial equality in America.
“I’m just a small kid from Akron, Ohio — a very small town outside of Cleveland. From a single-parent household, I’m the only child, my mother had absolutely nothing. She was walking around high school when she was 16 years old and she was pregnant with me as a high school sophomore. So I’m really not supposed to be here.” LeBron said
“Growing up in the inner city, as an African-American kid, there’s no way you’re supposed to fcking make it out. And, the fact that I’m who I am as an African-American adult now with 3 kids of my own, and I made it out of the situations that I was in. This sht is like extra credit for me man.” he added.
Things are stacked up against LeBron James and the Lakers in the Bubble, as they’ll need to be at their absolute best to get the better of Blazers in the 1st round of the playoffs. With the team struggling in Orlando and the Blazers coming off some brilliant wins, things could get a little tricky for LeBron and co.
However, with LeBron leading the way, one can expect them to activate playoff mode come game 1 on Tuesday.