But with time comes nostalgia, and suddenly "Space Jam" is considered something of a cult classic. The move is re-watchable, even for adults, as any film which features two scenes featuring banter between Bill Murray and Larry Bird deserves a glance-over. Oh, and all the R. Kelly helps a ton, too.
With Hollywood running out of ideas - especially when it comes to the sports film realm - there is clear momentum being gained in the push for a "Space Jam" sequel. "Space Jam 2" rumors swirled in February and LeBron James (the rumored star of the proposed sequel) actually entertained the idea.
“Like I said, I’ve always loved 'Space Jam 1.' It was one of my favorite movies growing up," James told the Palm Beach Post. "If I have the opportunity, it’d be great. But that’s news to me ... We’ll see what happens.”
Right. Like he's said countless times. As for potentially facing off against cartoonish, basketball-playing space aliens not named Sam Cassell:
“Those guys are very intimidating and they’re bigger than us," James said. "We’ve got to do our due diligence here on Earth.”