Since the uniform’s reveal earlier this week, however, Space Jam fans have been divided over whether or not the sequel should have kept the original jersey’s design.
Space Jam: A New Legacy is set to hit theaters in the U.S. on July 16, 2021. Alongside James, Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Kyle Kuzma, Diana Taurasi, Nneka Ogwumike and Chiney Ogwumike all have unspecified roles in the new film.
For James, he previously shared that the reboot is much more than just another Looney Tunes film about basketball.
“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie,” James told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams.”
Finally, on Monday, Space Jam fans got the first look into the forthcoming sequel with the new Tune Squad jerseys. The redesigned uniforms are now bright blue and feature a big bullseye on the side. The revamped jerseys are definitely different from the rather simple Tune Squad uniforms in the original 1996 film starring Michael Jordan.
Would it be the Family Reunion without a special surprise?! @mavcarter gives our I Promise families the first ever look at @KingJames in his @spacejammovie ‘A New Legacy’ jersey! 👀🔥 pic.twitter.com/XsPYL1dvcU
— LeBron James Family Foundation (@LJFamFoundation) August 18, 2020
Since the uniforms’ unveiling, opinions have been split. While some preferred the simplicity of the original 1996 uniforms, others hate the new design altogether.
Bro, those new Space Jam uniforms ARE NOT IT 🤦🏽♂️
— Pedro Gomez (@lifewithdro) August 18, 2020
These are — and this is very important to remember when judging the new-age Space Jam uniforms — very bad. https://t.co/EFskUPPE5x
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) August 18, 2020
The amount of people hating lebrons uniform on space jam 2 is ridiculous lol that shit is fire and y’all are RIDING Jordan
— Hagerty (@GoProShags) August 18, 2020
The Space Jam uniforms looking like the rest of 2020 pic.twitter.com/I5I3DtMqbh
— C O O P (@MdotCoop) August 18, 2020
as an original space jam stan, this new tune squad uniform looks horrible😭😭 pic.twitter.com/LPYx92ycLy
— ️milenka (@PIMENDESTEL) August 18, 2020
— Austin Pendergist (@apthirteen) August 18, 2020
— Matthew Hughes (@youfeenmylife) August 18, 2020
MJ seeing the SpaceJam 2 tunesquad uniforms pic.twitter.com/TjFGSN0X3Z
— Jasper Willems (@Jasper1023) August 18, 2020
Brons uniform in space jam 2 is so fire bruh!
— Marvin (@ayomarv) August 18, 2020
Think im the only person who likes the new space jam uniform 😂
— jasmeanie (@jasmeaniee) August 18, 2020
That new space jam uniform is fuckin FIRE 🔥
— jay ✈️ (@JayGotemCoach) August 18, 2020
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