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Michael Jordan Doesn't Want LeBron James To Star In 'Space Jam 2'

In May, reports surfaced that appeared to not only confirm the making of "Space Jam 2," but also the fact NBA superstar LeBron James would star in the proposed sequel.

Those rumors were fueled by reports of Warner Bros. filing new trademarks for "Space Jam" and announcing a deal with James.

The much-anticipated news of a "Space Jam" sequel comes roughly 20 years after Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan starred in the original film.

Honestly, it only seemed fitting LeBron would take the torch from Jordan and lead the next generation of Looney Tunes, but according to recent reports, we may want to hold off on crowning Jordan's next cinematic successor.

Michael Jordan recently addressed a crowd of youngsters on the basketball court, and when he was asked who he would choose to play the starring role in "Space Jam 2," the GOAT's answer wasn't LeBron James.

As you can hear in the video above, Jordan said,

Who would I choose? I would probably pick Blake Griffin.

WHAT???????? BLAKE GRIFFIN?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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Is this a joke or something, MJ? No?

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I mean, I know Blake Griffin has an endorsement deal with Jordan Brand, but -- oh wait, that's definitely why Jordan shaded LeBron James.

Sponsorship deals aside, it'll be interesting to see who ends up doing their dance at the Space Jam... alright!

Citations: Michael Jordan has a surprising pick for who he wants to star in 'Space Jam 2' (FOX Sports)