Stephen A. Smith Lists Space Jam Cast Members LeBron James Should Target to Join Movie

By Kevin Nardone
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Ah, the ESPN love affair with LeBron James continues.

The Lakers have not played a game since April 9 and were formally eliminated from playoff contention back on Mar 22. Yet the incessant LeBron news cycle has forged on.

The latest iteration was a full segment dedicated to highlighting who ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith believes James should target to join the cast of the highly-anticipated "Space Jam 2" movie he has apparently been working on. This segment comes just one day after a segment aired talking about "Why it is perceived to be difficult to play with LeBron?"

Anyways, since the discussion was opened, Stephen A. does raise some interesting potential cast members for "Space Jam 2". Let's take a look at the "A-list" recruits Stephen A. suggested.

The 7'3" Boban Marjanovic is a must. The big man is unlimited entertainment and one of his patented standing dunks would be fantastic. However, one thing remains unclear if Marjanovic makes an appearance in the film: should he be on Team LeBron or with the Monstars?

Stan Van Gundy and Joel Embiid would also be very funny, for very different reasons. Movie-goers could watch LeBron ignore all of Van Gundy's on-court instructions like he does to his NBA coaches. Embiid would likewise be hilarious on the silver screen, that is if he can stay off his cellphone long enough to shoot a scene.

Diana Taurasi and Damian Lillard would also be entertaining recruits. Taurasi was a three-time All-American and the first two-time Player of the Year at Connecticut. Since going pro in 2004, Taurasi has won three WNBA titles, four Olympic gold medals and three FIBA world championship gold medals playing for USA Basketball, along with numerous titles overseas.

Lillard and his 36.8-percent career mark on 3-pointers could add some valuable spacing for the King, who has notoriously loved playing with a plethora of 3-point shooters. Besides, if that doesn't work, perhaps Lillard can freestyle the Monstars into submission.

Although there is some question surrounding the legitimacy of the "A-List" status of Stephen A.'s suggestions, they would certainly be entertaining and it will be interesting to see who ends up in the final casting.

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