Lonzo Ball is focused on finally having a full summer he can work on his game with no injuries (or more importantly, surgeries) incoming. That doesn’t mean he can’t have a little fun in the meantime, though, and he might have his eyes set on one side project featuring a fairly popular teammate of his.
As everyone knows by now, LeBron James is working on Space Jam 2 (coming in July 2021, ironically around the same time as his decision to opt in or out of his current contract with the Lakers).
During an appearance with House of Highlights, Ball was asked whether he could see himself in the movie, and he said he’d like that:
“You gotta ask (LeBron)... He knows I’d love to be in it so we’ll see. We’ll see what happens.”
At the very least, this answer confirms that one thing’s for sure: We probably aren’t getting a lengthy monologue from Ball in any movie anytime soon.
It would be objectively hilarious if the plot of the movie was basically all of last season setting up James finding his passion for the game and taking his current band of misfits to unforeseen heights. Spoiler alert: The Monstars win if Kevin Durant is still a Golden State Warrior.
In all seriousness, though, it’s incredibly smart of Ball to position himself near James as often as he possibly can. We all saw how last season went what with trade rumors and speculation, and one way to hopefully limit it is to show how valuable you can be — either on the court or the silver screen. Out of sight, out of mind and all that.
Ball, James and the rest of the organization have a ton of work to do this summer. The good news is James will have a court on-set just in case filming runs a little late, so maybe Ball can work on his game, and earn a co-star credit after all.