It’s Official: Warner Bros. Is Developing ‘Space Jam 2’ Starring LeBron James (UPDATE: It Is Not Official)

UPDATE: According to Brian Windhorst at ESPN, LeBron’s reps have already denied the report. So… uh, never mind, I guess.

As UPROXX’s resident expert in the field of talent-swapping basketball movies starring NBA Superstars, I feel it is my duty to bring this to your attention.

Broadcasting veteran Dick Ebersol‘s sons have come on board to develop the sequel to 1996 animated/live-action hit Space Jam as a starring vehicle for [LeBron] James, the Miami Heat Miami Heat star who broke his nose during last night’s game against the Oklahoma City when the Thunder’s Serge Ibaka got him in the face after a dunk.

Another Space Jam film? Why not? The first film, which broke ground for Warner Bros and starred then-Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan and a slew of other top NBA players, ended up grossing $230M worldwide for the studio and even launched a kids TV series. [Deadline]

Now, there’s also this…

… as well as the possibility that this could end up being a travesty that takes my childhood and throws it headfirst into a canyon. But this is not the time for that kind of talk. Not yet at least. Fingers crossed for Michael Jordan as the inept owner of the Tune Squad who ran the franchise into the ground, thus necessitating the presence of LeBron James. That, and a sequel to “Hit ‘Em High.” I don’t ask for much.