LeBron James has always been a fan of Lonzo Ball, even before his move to the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency last summer. If Ball has his way, his relationship will James will lead to his inclusion in Space Jam 2.
Ball joined the House of Highlights live Twitter show on Tuesday night, giving his commentary on the NBA postseason and whatever else popped up. One such topic was whether Ball ever wondered if James would head west despite owning the Eastern Conference, to which the second-year guard said no.
“That wasn’t my thought,” Ball said. “I just think in his career, L.A. was the right move for him, both on the court and off the court. I’m happy he came.”
“Gotta ask him,” Ball said. “He knows I’d love to be in it, so, we’ll see, we’ll see what happens.”
James has, reportedly, had issues recruiting talent to the film, with Giannis Antetokounmpo turning down a role and contracts with non-Nike sneaker companies reportedly playing a role in some major stars being unable to come on board. Ball, meanwhile, appears to be close to ending his time with Big Baller Brand, and if he were to do that and join Nike, that issue wouldn’t exist. And besides, even if was, Ball seems eager to come on board if James reaches out.