- LeBron James will begin filming “Space Jam 2” this offseason.
- According to a report, the film set will have a full-length basketball court for James to train on during filming.
- With the Los Angeles Lakers missing the playoffs, this will be the longest offseason James has had since 2005.
LeBron James’ season has already ended, as the Los Angeles Lakers are sitting him for the remainder of the regular season now they are eliminated from playoff contention.
While the season ends in disappointment for James, who had made the playoffs every season since 2004-05 and has made the Finals the last eight years, he will remain busy this offseason.
James will begin production on the much-anticipated “Space Jam 2” this summer. According to The Athletic’s Joe Vardon, James’ two worlds will collide during the filming, as a full-length basketball court will be built on set to allow James to train during filming.
Few details are known about “Space Jam 2” yet. It’s not his first film – James filmed “Trainwreck” in 2014 and also lent his voice to the animated movie “Smallfoot” in 2017.
James told Vardon that his summer would be vastly different than past years because he usually has from late June to September to get ready for the season as a result of playing in the Finals. This year, his offseason starts in April.
“I’ve had basically the same offseason training regimen the last eight years,” James said. “I knew how long I wanted to rest for the season on a short timeline. I’m figuring out now how to get as much as I can out of two months of extra time for training. It requires a totally different strategy. We’re looking at it in an entirely new way.”
James, 34, has carried a heavier workload than anyone in the NBA over the past eight years. Some think it finally began to show this season, mainly after he came back from a groin injury that kept him out for a month, the most extended injury absence of his career.
Perhaps a longer summer, plus some Hollywood work, will rejuvenate him for the 2019-20 season.
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