Lebron James’ ‘Space Jam 2’ will ‘dis­rupt ev­ery­thing,’ di­rec­tor says

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‘SPACE Jam 2’ di­rec­tor Ter­ence Nance promised the highly an­tic­i­pated movie fea­tur­ing Lak­ers su­per­star Lebron James will “dis­rupt ev­ery­thing”.

James is fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Michael Jor­dan in more ways than one as he pre­pares to bring ‘Space Jam’ back to the big screen, with the NBA great set to star in the se­quel.

Hall of Famer and Bulls great Jor­dan, who won six NBA ti­tles and six Fi­nals MVP awards, starred in the 1996 orig­i­nal.

With ‘Space Jam 2’ hav­ing been con­firmed in Sep­tem­ber, Nance told VICE: “Pretty sure (it’s) go­ing to dis­rupt ev­ery­thing.

“I’m ex­cited about what … that movie can be.”

James — a three-time NBA cham­pion and four­time MVP — is no stranger to Hol­ly­wood, hav­ing fea­tured in Amy Schumer’s 2015 ro­man­tic com­edy ‘Train­wreck’.

The for­mer Cava­liers star also has a new HBO se­ries, ‘The Shop’ — an un­scripted bar­ber­shop-set talk show.

“Space Jam is a very unique op­por­tu­nity be­cause Lebron James is the best bas­ket­ball player on Earth and a once-in-a-gen­er­a­tion per­former,” Nance said.

“Who­ever the great­est bas­ket­ball player of the next gen­er­a­tion is go­ing to be, they are prob­a­bly not go­ing to also be a great ac­tor.”

James is side­lined with a groin in­jury he suf­fered in the Lak­ers’ win over the War­riors on Christ­mas Day./foxs­ports.ph

To pre­vent other play­ers from go­ing down the same road, PBA Com­mis­sioner Wil­lie Mar­cial said the league will soon crack down heavy penal­ties to guilty par­ties.

“Meroon ng pro­posal sa board kung anong gagawin. Kung sus­pen­sion, kung iba-ban ba sila. Kung ilang taon ba sila pwede maglaro. By this next board meet­ing, Jan­uary 31 ita-tackle na namin yan,” Mar­cial told FOX Sports PH dur­ing the PBA Me­dia Day on Thurs­day.

For in­stance, NBA play­ers would think twice be­fore go­ing on an ex­tended ab­sence due to the mas­sive fines and reper­cus­sions that are sure to come their way. Mar­cial added that the league might even im­pose in­cred­i­bly long bans to make sure play­ers will be held ac­count­able for their de­ci­sions.

“Di lang fine. Bago sila mak­a­ba­lik sig­uro mga five or seven years bago sila makalaro ulit. Yun ang nasa ta­ble,” he shared.

Aside from the is­sues sur­round­ing play­ers go­ing AWOL, the PBA ex­ec­u­tive also stressed upon sev­eral key changes in of­fi­ci­at­ing this sea­son — par­tic­u­larly Fiba’s rule on goal­tend­ing and trav­el­ing vi­o­la­tions.

“Well, makak­a­balis itong mga bagong rules. One, goal­tend­ing. Hindi na panay an­gal yung coaches kasi rere-viewhin na­man natin ha­bang naglalaro sila. Yung trav­el­ing calls, mas ma­pa­pa­bilis din. Ha­los wala na ngang trav­el­ing pag sa atin e. Gi­nawa natin yun kasi nakita namin sa FIBA, dis­a­da­van­tage yang mga play­ers natin, kasi pwede pa palang isang step malili­bre sila,” he bared.

The 44th sea­son of PBA opens on Jan­uary 13 at the Philip­pine Arena in Bu­la­can./foxs­ports.ph

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