Ex-NBAer Baron Davis shares 'Space Jam 3' pitch starring LeBron, Steph
If LeBron James and Warner Bros. decide to make another "Space Jam" movie, former NBA guard-turned-director Baron Davis has thought of an idea for a possible plotline.
Davis, who made his directorial debut this month with the release of "Domino: Battle of the Bones," shared his vision for a potential "Space Jam" sequel in an interview with Sopan Deb of the New York Times.
"I already have the idea," Davis said. "It's called 'Space Jam 3: The Return to Nearth.' ... I actually wrote a comic for LeBron James, because I wanted him to do something different than 'Space Jam.' Then I pitched it to Steph Curry."
"Nearth," Davis explained, stands for inner earth.
"So my pitch was, instead of going to space - I like creating worlds, so I created this world called Nearth where Nearthians exist, and they protect against pollution, things like that," he said. "And basically LeBron, Steph, all the major stars, they'd go down to Nearth and realize that we're ruining our planet."
James and Curry both declined Davis's pitch, so it appears the idea didn't go over too well with the NBA stars.
James will star alongside several other NBA and WNBA players in "Space Jam: A New Legacy" this summer, the sequel to "Space Jam" from 1996.
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