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NBA star LeBron James isn’t having an easy time filling roles for his upcoming film Space Jam 2, according to a new report.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the LeBron James-starring film can’t attract top talent because other basketball players already have contracts with sneaker companies other than Nike, which is part of the Space Jam brand.
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It’s more complicated than it seems. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that fellow All-Stars Stephen Curry, James Harden and Kevin Durant likely won’t join James on the celluloid court. But that has more to do with sneaker contracts and the film’s script — the latest version is being penned by Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler and Searching’s Sev Ohanian — and less to do with James’ ability to enlist high-profile ballers. In fact, Warner Bros. is responsible for roping in talent, not James.
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