The news recently broke that Warner Brothers is in the early stages of development for Space Jam 2; a sequel to the ’90s’ cult classic that starred Michael Jordan alongside Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang.
It was rumored that the sequel would star modern-day basketball superstar: LeBron James. Recently, James has denied the rumors; stating publicly “Obviously I don’t want to be on there…”
So with the “King” apparently unwilling to share the screen with the lovable cast, Warner Brothers has been forced to seek out a new star for the film from amongst the notable players of the National Basketball Association. Some interesting names have been proposed, but for various reasons, they have each proven unbefitting to take on the role. Here are some of the most noteworthy players Warner Brothers has approached, and the subsequent reasons why they were not cast.