NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    • The first trailer for “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” starring LeBron James, is packed with cameos.
    • You probably didn’t realize that multiple NBA and WNBA stars will face “The King” and the Looney Tunes.
    • Diana Taurasi, Nneka Ogwumike, Dame Lillard, Anthony Davis and Klay Thompson will be villains in “Space Jam 2.”

    In “Space Jam 2”, LeBron James bumps into the “ServerVerse” while trying to find his son

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    The digitized realm is run by “Al-G Rhythm” (Don Cheadle), who sends LeBron to “Tune World” for a basketball matchup.

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    Once he arrives, LeBron transforms into a Looney Tunes-style cartoon.

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    But “The King” then reverts to human form while sporting insignia of his royal brands.

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    His jersey features the Nike Swoosh and personal brand logos, which have his initials below a crown.

    He even wears his signature Nike sneakers

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    Another reference to LeBron’s NBA career is a Lola Bunny alley-oop.

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    This scene from “Space Jam 2” an allusion to LeBron’s iconic alley-oop assisted by Dwyane Wade in 2010.

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    LeBron confirmed the reference on Twitter

    But Wade isn’t the only NBA icon to appear on “Space Jam 2”

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    Several current NBA and WNBA superstars appear in the trailer as part of the new Goon Squad.

    LeBron’s Lakers teammate, Anthony Davis, looks set to be “The Brow,” the likely leader of the Goon Squad.

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    His iconic unibrow could not be missing.

    Davis is depicted as a bird of prey and even flies to the stave in his first appearance.

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    Portland Trail Blazers superstar Dame Lillard is a golden robot with supreme ball handling skills

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    Between his character’s name (“Chronos”) and the gears under his shiny body, Lillard appears to be a physical representation of “Dame Time” in the film.

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    WNBA star Diana Taurasi appears on “Space Jam 2” as a snake

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    His nickname, “White Mamba,” is a tribute to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who is known as the “Black Mamba.”

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    Los Angeles Sparks superstar Nneka Ogwumike will also be a villain

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    It is a spider, or “Arachnneka”, so it has many hands to block shots and catch rebounds

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    Klay Thompson, one of the members of the iconic Golden State Warriors duo “Splash Brothers”, is also part of the Goon Squad

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    Thompson will be “Wetfire”, who has fire and water in his favor

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

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    A Leaked Minifigure Collectors Guide With Themed Space Jam Confirmed The Names Of The “Goon Squad” Villains

    According to IMDb, many other basketball players – such as Chiney Ogwumike, Chris Paul, Kyle Kuzma and Draymond Green – will appear on “Space Jam 2”

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    NBA and WNBA stars to face LeBron James on ‘Space Jam 2’

    Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

    You can watch the trailer for “Space Jame: A New Leagacy” here, to see if you can identify more stars from the NBA and the WNBA

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