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Space Jam 2 cast: Who will play the Monstars?

Could we see Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving or Kevin Durant alongside LeBron James in Space Jam 2? (Photo: Getty Images)

Nineties kids, rejoice. Space Jam 2 is officially happening after SpringHill Entertainment sent out this tease of a tweet:

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James will be assuming the protagonist role which was played by Michael Jordan in the original Space Jam back in 1996. However, that’s pretty much all we know about live actors in Space Jam 2. 

Obviously, we’re going to see the likes of Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck and Tweety Bird. 

But who is going to play the bad guys?

Most of us are expecting the return of the Monstars, a group of evil aliens from Moron Mountain who tried to sap the skills of Muggsy Bogues, Larry Johnson, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing and Shawn Bradley 22 years ago. 

A new crop of players and stars in 2018 will likely be chomping at the bit to join LeBron on the set of Space Jam 2, but who could help assume the roles of the Monstars?

We at Metro decided to try and figure it out. 

Which current NBA players could help make up the Monstars in Space Jam 2?

What many viewers don’t realize is that the Monstars actually had names as Pound (orange, Charles Barkley), Bang (green, Patrick Ewing), Nawt (red, Muggsy Bogues), Bupkus (purple, Larry Johnson) and Blanko (blue, Shawn Bradley) challenged Jordan and friends to one of the most epic games of basketball ever. 

We’ll go alien-by-alien when assigning today’s NBA stars to a character. 

Nawt (Muggsy Bogues in original)

Joe Pantorno (Metro New York): Kyrie Irving

Jovan Alford (Metro Philadelphia): Isaiah Thomas

Matt Burke (Metro Boston): Kyrie Irving


Bupkus (Larry Johnson in original)

Joe Pantorno (Metro New York): Jimmy Butler

Jovan Alford (Metro Philadelphia): Russell Westbrook

Matt Burke (Metro Boston): Stephen Curry


Pound (Charles Barkley in original)

Joe Pantorno (Metro New York): Draymond Green

Jovan Alford (Metro Philadelphia): Kevin Durant 

Matt Burke (Metro Boston): Draymond Green


Bang (Patrick Ewing in original)

Joe Pantorno (Metro New York): Joel Embiid

Jovan Alford (Metro Philadelphia): Joel Embiid

Matt Burke (Metro Boston): Kristaps Porzingis


Blanko (Shawn Bradley in original)

Joe Pantorno (Metro New York): Anthony Davis

Jovan Alford (Metro Philadelphia): Boban Marjanovic

Matt Burke (Metro Boston): Joel Embiid

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