Original “Space Jam” Director On “Boring” Sequel: “LeBron James Ain’t Michael Jordan”

Published: Wednesday 21st Jul 2021 by Rashad

The LeBron James-led ‘Space Jam 2: A New Legacy’ (in theaters now) may be the reigning box office champion, but that doesn’t mean the animated sports comedy can be classified an all-around winner.

A critical polarizer, fans of the film’s 1996 predecessor took to social media in droves over the weekend to lend their disapproval of the children’s flick – judging everything from its plot to the acting, animation, and more.

Among those displeased with the movie is the director of the Michael Jordan edition of ‘Space Jam.’  Look inside to see why his commentary is making headlines:

Joe Pytka (pictured above), director of the ‘Space Jam’ predecessor, took to TMZ to brand the film “boring” – even alleging it took him “5 separate sessions to complete its 2-hour runtime.”

And while he did have positive remarks about James’ athleticism and acting, he still felt it paled in comparison to Jordan.

“When ‘Space Jam’ was made in 1996, MJ wasn’t just the best basketball player…he was the biggest celebrity in the world,” he said before later continuing, “the truth is that LeBron ain’t Michael.”

Ouch!  As of time reported, LeBron has not responded to Joe’s words.

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  1. Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 21, 2021

    LeBron James is a pig.

  2. Clarks0o00ñ July 21, 2021

    New York post –

    ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ review: LeBron James film is an abomination


  3. eric July 21, 2021

    I tried to watch and had to turn it off. The animation is way too busy and frenetic with no real breaks; I felt like my brain was on overload the whole time. I haven’t attempted to finish the movie yet.

  4. Ijs July 21, 2021

    Well it exceeded box office expectations so does anyone’s opinion really matter?

  5. True Tea July 21, 2021

    I felt some of the characters where creepy looking & the movie seem darker than the Original. There is was no real magic.

  6. #TheTruth July 22, 2021

    Having a big celebrity doesn’t grant a good movie.
    And Michael Jordan wasn’t the biggest celebrity.

    I haven’t seen the new one yet,
    But I’m mad they haven’t kept the original animation style.

  7. Jeans July 22, 2021

    Michael Jackson was the biggest celebrity in the world of the 80’s and 90’s and up until his death in 2009. PERIODT.

  8. J July 22, 2021

    both MJs were dominate at the time but y’all have to remember Michael Jackson had his case going on by that time

    Michael Jordan really was one of, if not the biggest entertainer at the time.

    Also this is a kid’s movie (to all the adults who didn’t like it). I haven’t seen it yet

    • J July 22, 2021


  9. Slick July 22, 2021

    Lebron is garbage. Mj is the damn GOAT.

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