Not everyone is on board with a remake of the 1996 classic, “Space Jam”. Reportedly, LeBron James will reprise the role that we all knew and loved of Michael Jordan in the sequel, which does not have a current release date.
Patrick Patterson of the Tonto Raptors believes the remake is simply a money grab that is set to make a mockery of the original film. We’re not sure we’re too far behind his thoughts.
Patterson wrote an open letter to Players' Tribune, where he stated, “To make a sequel to Space Jam would be like trying to paint the Mona Lisa again. Sure, you can probably do it, but why would you want to? Some things are bigger than money, though. Some things are sacred. I think the rich legacy of Space Jam is one of those things. What a tragedy it would be if even one kid was deterred from watching the original Space Jam because Space Jam 2 was just horrible. We simply can't let that happen. We were welcomed to the Space Jam once. Why can't that be enough?”
Honestly, we’re not all that excited about a Space Jam reboot either, especially throwing athletes into acting roles that they are not privy to. One example would be Ray Allen in the film, “He Got Game.” The acting wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t beneficial either.
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