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What's Lincoln Thinkin' - LeBron in "Space Jam 2" is no slam dunk

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Take a look at Hollywood - Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jungle Book - there are no new ideas anymore.

People think if it worked once, it will work again.

But that's going to be a problem for one man, and a team full of tunes.

LeBron James' teammates in Cleveland have come under fire - but even they'd agree, in the coming year, he might be teamed up with the best group of teammates he's ever had.

"Space Jam 2" is in the works, with LeBron James its reported star.

The original "Space Jam" was released 20 years ago, with Michael Jordan leading a rag tag band of Looney Tunes to basketball supremacy.

The director of the original "Space Jam", Joel Pytka told the Hollywood Reporter this week that a sequel to his masterpiece is "doomed".

And he might be right.

While animation may have made huge advancements over the past two decades, so have steroids. So the Monstars may have a distinct advantage.

Pytka says "Space Jam 2"'s biggest problem, is "LeBron James is no Michael Jordan".

In 1996, Michael Jordan was more popular than all other NBA players combined.

In 2016, James is not even the league's top dog. Stephen Curry has won two straight MVP's, the last one in unanimous fashion. His was the highest selling jersey in 47 states last year.

"Space Jam 2" starring LeBron James might do well in Cleveland, and probably Miami. But if the creators really want to make it hit, "The Tune Squad" needs Steph Curry as a leading man.

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