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'Space Jam 2' cast will include Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Diana Taurasi and other NBA and WNBA stars, report says

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James kicks his leg up as he imitates center JaVale McGee's skyhook shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 113-109.
Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James kicks his leg up as he imitates center JaVale McGee's skyhook shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 113-109.
Mark J. Terrill, AP

SALT LAKE CITY — The roster for “Space Jam 2” is starting to fill out, and it’s full of all-stars.

LeBron James previously announced he will be resurrecting “Space Jam” — the quirky '90s comedy featuring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes characters — with a sequel due in 2021.

On Wednesday, right at the height of the NBA trade and free agency fever, we learned who could potentially make it into the film.

In the original “Space Jam,” NBA stars Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Shawn Bradley and Muggsy Bogues lost their basketball skills so that little aliens could become extraordinary players to defeat the Looney Tunes and Jordan for the sake of global domination.

But James is looking to reach out to the WNBA this time around. Sources revealed some of the cast members to Shams Charania of The Athletic:

  • Anthony Davis
  • Klay Thompson
  • Diana Taurasi
  • Nneka Ogwumike

It won’t end there. Charania reported that “several more NBA and WNBA players, including Chiney Ogwumike, are expected to play roles in film.”

What they’re saying: “Of course, the immediate name that stands out is Davis, who just joined James and the Los Angeles Lakers via a trade,” according to Uproxx. “But he’s just one of what should be a tremendous cast: Lillard and Thompson are both known for their fun personalities, Taurasi is a legend, and Ogwumike has shown that she’s a star in the making during her various appearances on ESPN. At the end of the day, these casting choices rule, and we should all be excited to see how they’ll turn out when the film drops in 2021.”