The team to defeat in Space Jam: A New Legacy is the Goon Squad, whose members are based on real basketball stars. Here is who they are.
Space Jam: a new legacy will reunite viewers with the Looney Tunes and see these characters team up with LeBron James, but he’s not the only basketball player joining this new adventure – here are the other NBA and WNBA stars set to appear. The Looney Tunes have been involved in all types of trouble and adventure since their debut in the 1930s, but none can compare to what they experienced in the 1996 film. Space jam. Directed by Joe Pytka, Space jam mixed up two universes unlikely to intersect in the real world: Looney Tunes and professional basketball.
Space jam recounted a fictional account of what happened in Michael Jordan’s career between his retirement from the NBA in 1993 and his return in 1995. During this time, he was drafted by the Looney Tunes to help them to win a basketball game against a group of aliens called Monstars, who wanted to enslave Bugs Bunny and his company and use them as attractions for their theme park. Now, a little over two decades later, comes an appropriate sequel titled Space Jam: a new legacy, with Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James leading the Tune Squad and with the team facing a new threat in a completely different setting than the first film.
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In this new adventure, LeBron and his son Dom (Cedric Joe) will find themselves trapped in Seververse, a virtual space ruled by a rogue AI named AI-G Rhythm (Don Cheadle). In order to save his son and get home safely, LeBron will lead Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the rest of the Tune Squad in a basketball game against Rhythm’s digitized champions, named Goon Squad. Just like in Space jam, the opposing team is modeled after the real basketball stars, but unlike what the Monstars did in the original film, Rhythm and his company won’t steal their talent and instead create these optimized virtual avatars based on the actual NBA and WNBA. players and using their most outstanding nicknames and skills to build the best team. Here are all the basketball players confirmed to appear in Space Jam: a new legacy besides LeBron James.
Anthony Davis as The Brow
Anthony Davis lends his voice (and his image) to The Brow, a member of the Goon Squad and whose name is a reference to his famous unibrow and his trademark lyrics “Fear The Brow” and “Raise The Brow”. All of the players on this team are a human / animal / android hybrid, and The Brow has the appearance of a harpy, a half-human, half-bird creature from Greek mythology. Anthony Davis was drafted as the first overall pick in 2012 by the New Orleans Pelicans and was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019, meaning he’s one of LeBron’s teammates, and together , they led the team to their 17th championship in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Damian Lillard as Chronos
Damian Lillard voices Chronos, a golden fast robotic member of the Goon Squad with large gears on his upper left arm that resemble the inside of a clock. The character’s name refers to Lillard’s nickname “Dame Time”, because when he’s ready to go into beast mode, he points his wrist to make a statement. Lillard was drafted by Portland in the 2012 NBA Draft and has played for the Portland Trail Blazers since, becoming one of only two players in franchise history to become a six-time All-Star. Lillard’s Chronos is a member of the Goon Squad Granny goes ‘old school’ at the end of the trailer. Space Jam 2.
Diana Taurasi as White Mamba
Diana Taurasi voices White Mamba, a member of Goon Squad with the appearance of a NÄga, a half-human, half-serpent creature who seems quite intimidating. Taurasi was drafted by Phoenix in first place in the 2004 WNBA Draft and has played for the Phoenix Mercury since. She is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, with her performance on the court and her penchant to score in crucial situations that have earned her the nickname “White Mamba”, given to her by none other than the Black Mamba himself, Kobe Bryant. .
Klay Thompson as Wet-Fire
Klay Thompson’s role in Space Jam 2 is that of Wet-Fire, a member of the Goon Squad who has the power of water and fire, who can briefly be seen in the trailer (and who are so impressive that he made his jaw drop. by Daffy Duck). He was drafted by Golden State in 2011 and has remained with the Golden State Warriors since. Thompson is considered one of the greatest shooters in NBA history and his performance on the field alongside Stephen Curry has earned them the nickname “Splash Brothers”, referring to their ability to “splash” the net with the ball and which is referenced in its name Goon Squad.
Nneka Ogwumike as Arachnneka
Nneka Ogwumike voices Arachnneka, this member of the Toon Squad with the appearance of a spider (very dangerous). Ogwumike was drafted in the 2012 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks, her team to date. Her character being a human / spider hybrid doesn’t refer to any nicknames she might have, but it could be a way to show off her skills in the field, as all of those extra arms will allow Arachnneka to shoot, block, and kill. catch rebounds. rather easily. His older sister, Chiney Ogwumike, also a Los Angeles Sparks player, has reportedly made an appearance in the film, but this has yet to be confirmed by the studio. However, given the family atmosphere of Space Jam: a new legacy, it wouldn’t be surprising if Chiney showed up.
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- Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)Release date: Jul 16, 2021
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