Giannis Antetokounmpo No to Space Jam 2

Giannis Antetokounmpo No to Space Jam 2

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo recently said that he declined the invitation to be in “Space Jam 2.”

Continue on to see why Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo has said no to LeBron James and Space Jam 2

Giannis Antetokounmpo No to Space Jam 2

The news of Giannis Antetokounmpo declining comes just days after reports circulated that LeBron James is struggling to recruit NBA players to star in the film.

When asked why he turned down the opportunity to be in Space Jam 2, Giannis Antetokounmpo said:

I don’t like being Hollywood. I don’t like all this extra drama. I am just going to try to be me.

Here is what we know:

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that fellow All-Stars Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Kevin Durant likely won’t join James on the celluloid court.

But that has more to do with sneaker contracts and the film’s script — the latest version is being penned by Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler and Searching’s Sev Ohanian — and less to do with James’ ability to enlist high-profile ballers. In fact, Warner Bros. is responsible for roping in talent, not James.

It appears sneakers are the main problem on why certain NBA stars are saying no to Space Jam 2.

With that said, it makes the involvement of Curry (Under Armour contract through 2024) and Harden (Adidas) nearly impossible, sources say. Durant, though a key member of Team Nike, is pursuing his own Hollywood efforts, including an Apple series, Swagger, based on his life.

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