Lonzo Ball says he would love to be in 'Space Jam 2' with LeBron James

Lonzo Ball is already LeBron James’ teammate on the Los Angeles Lakers. Could he join the superstar on a more fictional team as well?

During an appearance on Bleacher Report’s House of Highlights Show, Ball was asked about LeBron James coming to Los Angeles. That naturally led to the question of whether Ball could be in the upcoming “Space Jam 2,” and Ball didn’t deny that he liked the idea.

“You’ve gotta ask him. I’d love to be in it, we’ll see what happens,” Ball said.

While Ball is only signalling he’d be interested in appearing in “Space Jam 2,” that’s a more positive response than most of the league’s stars have reportedly had. Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo are already reported to be out, though that may have more to do with shoe deals than James’ charisma.

Considering that Ball appears to be gravitating toward a Nike deal, something that James has cheered on, he could at least be a fit for the movie in that respect.

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CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 14: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers listens to LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers after the game at Quicken Loans Arena on December 14, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Lakers 121-112. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Dec 14, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) in the first quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 14, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) in the first quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 14, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) throws a pass between Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) and forward Brandon Ingram (14) in the second quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 14, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) grabs a pass in front of Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) in the second quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 14: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers embrace during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on December 14, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 14: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 14, 2017 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 14: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers shakes hands with LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers after the game at Quicken Loans Arena on December 14, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Lakers 121-112. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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No one is going to mistake Ball’s talent for that of Curry or Harden, but the young Lakers point guard obviously holds plenty of star power — for better or worse — and that could make him valuable to a movie. The movie isn’t scheduled to come out until July 2021, so there could be plenty of time before a decision is made.

And let’s face it, LaVar Ball rooting for, or coaching, the Monstars is something that plenty of people would pay to see.

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