WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The NBA Monsters From 'Space Jam'

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The NFL season is over, which means it’s time focus on all things vaguely associated with the NBA.If you’re a sports fan of a certain age, “Space Jam” was a big part of your childhood.

Its plot was simple — Michael Jordan and the TuneSquad played the Monstars with the freedom of cartoon characters everywhere at stake.

The Monstars were a juggernaut, playing a bruising, post-centric style that the TuneSquad struggled with.

They weren’t just any old monsters either, the were monsters infused with the abilities of five fairly random mid-90s NBA stars.

A quick explainer: Tiny aliens stole the abilities of five NBA players. They transformed into these guys and played the Looney Tunes

THEN: Patrick Ewing turned green

NOW: He's Dwight Howard's offensive guru as an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic

THEN: Charles Barkley turned orange

THEN: Muggsy Bogues turned red

NOW: He coached in the WNBA, where at 5'3

THEN: Shawn Bradley turned blue

NOW: After an 11-year NBA career, he ran for Congress in 2010 and lost

In retrospect, it's kind of amazing that Bradley was in the starting five among numerous NBA legends.

But when the movie came out in 1996, he was still a highly-touted big man, and had yet to become the punch-line that he (sadly) is today.

Source: Yahoo!

THEN: Larry Johnson turned purple

NOW: He's trying to get into coaching (he really wanted the job at UNLV) while doing promotional work for the New York Knicks

THEN: Michael Jordan saved the Looney Tunes from enslavement

NOW: He owns the Charlotte Bobcats, and is getting married for the second time

THEN (bonus): Bill Murray gave the TuneSquad some grit

NOW: He acts in various small-ish films and golfs a lot

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